Dr Teresa Wozniak
Dr Teresa WozniakResearch Fellow
Menzies School of Health Research
Every day, healthcare practitioners are facing the difficult choice of choosing the right antibiotics for their patients. The decision is a balance of timely cure or treatment failure. The latter carries significant consequence far beyond that patient and contributes to the growing spread of superbugs.
Dr Wozniak wants to ensure that these decisions are supported by local and timely antibiotic resistance data. To do this, she is mapping superbug hotspots across regional Australia and aims to provide simple solutions to curb the urgent spread of superbugs. Teresa started her career in medical research and later retrained as an epidemiologist. She holds a PhD in Immunology from the University of Sydney (2007) and another in Public Health from University of NSW (2016).
In her spare time, and in between school drop offs, she is developing Women in Tropical Health mentoring program to support local talent in achieving their best. She has worked across academia, private and government sectors gaining insight into these diverse organisations. A big believer in translational research and generating research that has impact on health policy and practice, Teresa is enthusiastic about diversity of thought and partnering together to achieve common goals.