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Professor Andrew Steer is Director of Infection, Immunity and Global Health, and Group Leader of the Tropical Diseases Research Group, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is a paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Andrew is Co-Chair of Melbourne Children’s Global Health. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Andrew did the majority of his medical training at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Andrew moved to Suva, Fiji, in 2005 where he conducted research towards his PhD (University of Melbourne). Subsequently, he completed his subspecialty training in paediatric infectious diseases at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, before returning to Melbourne in 2010.

Andrew’s research focuses on tropical diseases, particularly scabies, Strep A and rheumatic heart disease. He is Director of the World Scabies Program, recipient of the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award, and Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Scabies Control. Andrew is Co-Director of the Australian Strep A Vaccine Initiative, Co-Chair of the Strep A Vaccine Global Consortium, and President of the Lancefield International Society for Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases.

Andrew has won several awards including the inaugural Jian Zhou Medal awarded by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2020, and the Bailey K Ashford Medal awarded by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2020.
Professor Andrew Steer is Director of Infection, Immunity and Global Health, and Group Leader of the Tropical Diseases Research Group, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is a paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal...
Professor Andrew Steer is Director of Infection, Immunity and Global Health, and Group Leader of the Tropical Diseases Research Group, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is a paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Andrew is Co-Chair of Melbourne Children’s Global Health. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Andrew did the majority of his medical training at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Andrew moved to Suva, Fiji, in 2005 where he conducted research towards his PhD (University of Melbourne). Subsequently, he completed his subspecialty training in paediatric infectious diseases at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, before returning to Melbourne in 2010.

Andrew’s research focuses on tropical diseases, particularly scabies, Strep A and rheumatic heart disease. He is Director of the World Scabies Program, recipient of the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award, and Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Scabies Control. Andrew is Co-Director of the Australian Strep A Vaccine Initiative, Co-Chair of the Strep A Vaccine Global Consortium, and President of the Lancefield International Society for Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases.

Andrew has won several awards including the inaugural Jian Zhou Medal awarded by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2020, and the Bailey K Ashford Medal awarded by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2020.

Top Publications

  • Davies, MR, McIntyre, L, Mutreja, A, Lacey, JA, Lees, JA, Towers, RJ, Duchêne, S, Smeesters, PR, Frost, HR, Price, DJ, et al. Atlas of group A streptococcal vaccine candidates compiled using large-scale comparative genomics. Nature Genetics 51(6) : 1035 -1043 2019
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  • Andrew, EC, Connell, T, Robinson, P, Curtis, N, Massie, J, Robertson, C, Harrison, J, Shanthikumar, S, Bryant, PA, Starr, M, et al. Pulmonary Mycobacterium abscessus complex in children with cystic fibrosis: A practical management guideline. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 55(5) : 502 -511 2019
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  • Romani, L, Marks, M, Sokana, O, Nasi, T, Kamoriki, B, Cordell, B, Wand, H, Whitfeld, MJ, Engelman, D, Solomon, AW, et al. Efficacy of mass drug administration with ivermectin for control of scabies and impetigo, with coadministration of azithromycin: a single-arm community intervention trial. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 19(5) : 510 -518 2019
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  • Worthing, KA, Lacey, JA, Price, DJ, McIntyre, L, Steer, AC, Tong, SYC, Davies, MR. Systematic Review of Group A Streptococcal emm Types Associated with Acute Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis.. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 100(5) : 1066 -1070 2019
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  • Macleod, CK, Bright, P, Steer, AC, Kim, J, Mabey, D, Parks, T. Neglecting the neglected: the objective evidence of underfunding in rheumatic heart disease. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 113(5) : trz014- 2019
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