Title
The Centre for Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance from Acute Respiratory Infections (CREMARA)

Value
$2.5M (Australian $)

Funder
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centres of Research Excellence (CRE), (Australian Government)

Principal / Lead Investigators
Prof Chris Del Mar, Bond University
Prof Paul Glasziou,    Bond University
Prof John Lowe, University of the Sunshine Coast
Prof Mieke van Driel, University of Queensland
Assoc Prof Tammy Hoffmann, Bond University
Assoc Prof David Looke, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Assoc Prof Elaine Beller, Bond University

Investigators

Prof Chris Butler, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Assoc Prof Danielle Stowasser, National Prescribing Service, Sydney
Assoc Prof David Mant, Oxford University, UK
Dr Jane Cook, Therapeutic Goods Administration
Assoc Prof Jane Smith, General Practice, Bond University
Dr John Powers, NIH, Washington
Dr Petra Derrington, Consultant medical microbiologist
Assoc Pro Treasure McGuire, Associate Investigator

Type of study
Infrastructure

Summary
Antibiotic resistance is threat to international health. Most antibiotics are prescribed for acute respiratory infections. The Centre for Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance for Acute Respiratory Infections focuses on the major contributors to resistance: antibiotic overuse and person-to-person transfer of antibiotic resistance genes. Research will inform the design, evaluation and translation of urgently needed interventions, aimed at clinicians, patients and policy-makers.

Start date
2012

End date
2014

Related link
http://www.crebp.net.au/cremara/