Dr Lesley Hawes
Modelling and Analytical Epidemiology, Data and Intelligence, Public Health
Victorian State Government
Other opportunitiesKnowledge management, literature reviews and analysis, epidemiology of infectious disease
Research Activities1. Epidemiology of COVID-19 - Synthesising evidence from literature, national and international government reports and other sources to provide evidence to inform the Victorian Government COVID-19 response including epidemiological modelling for SARS-CoV-2 and monitoring of variants. Member of the Victorian Covid Virological Surveillance Group.
2. Antimicrobial Stewardship in General Practice - To assist GPs to reduce antibiotic prescribing, I examined the roles of governments, professional colleges, community pharmacists and nurses, and non-government organisations in reducing antibiotic prescribing in general practice. From this I developed policies and strategies that can be used to reduce antimicrobial resistance in the community.
Techniques/ExpertiseEpidemiologist; Hospital microbiology; Public Health; Antimicrobial stewardship in general practice; Clinical risk management in small rural hospitals.
CollaborationsNational Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Department of General Practice
General Practice Victoria (Peak body, Medicare Locals)