PhD, BVSc, MANZCVS
Kirsten Bailey is a research fellow in antimicrobial stewardship at the Melbourne Veterinary School, at the University of Melbourne. Kirsten completed her veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in 2000 and worked in mixed veterinary practices in Victoria and the United Kingdom before completing an equine internship at the University of Melbourne. Following her internship, Kirsten worked in equine practice in Victoria and became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in equine medicine. After 10 years in practice, Kirsten undertook a PhD at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science at the University of Melbourne, investigating infectious causes of diarrhoea in Australian foals. In 2015, Kirsten worked as a lecturer in production animal health at the University of Melbourne. Now, as a research fellow, Kirsten investigates patterns of veterinary usage of antibiotics and explores strategies to improve antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary practice.