Associate Professor Jennifer Broom

ATH - Associate Professor

Medical School (Greater Brisbane Clinical School)
Faculty of Medicine


A/Prof Jennifer Broom is an Infectious Diseases Physician and the clinical lead of an extensive research programme that focusses on the social and cultural factors that contribute to antibiotic overuse and misuse. She collaborates with other hospitals and universities in Queensland and nationally (University of Sydney, UNSW, Sunshine Coast University, Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney). A/Prof Broom also has an interest in research around quality of care in HIV infection. As a clinician researcher, A/Prof Broom brings clinical relevance and direct translation to the research programmes she participates in. The social influences on antimicrobial use have been incorporated in a multisite intervention to increase compliance with surgical antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines.

Research Interests

  • Social Influences on antimicrobial prescribing
  • Infectious Diseases
  • HIV
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Quality assurance

Research Impacts

A/Prof Broom's research is directly translated into health interventions, using empirical data to create interventions within hospitals to optimise antimicrobial use.


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Leggatt, G. R., Zhong, J., Mattarollo, S., Liu, X., De Kluyver, R., Fiorenza, S., Zhou, J., Hadis, U., Warif, N. A., Rahimpour, A., Broom, J. and Frazer, I. H. (2009). Immunotherapy for skin cancer. 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, Australasian Society for Dermatology Research, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, 20-21 May 2009. Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.: Nature Publishing Group. doi: 10.1038/jid.2009.333

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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