Dr Sharon Gardiner
Sharon Gardiner [BPharm(Hons), MClinPharm, PhD] is the antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist at Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury and co-lead of the New Zealand Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Pharmacist Expert Group.
She was a member of the expert panel for the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor’s major report entitled Kotahitanga – Uniting Aotearoa against Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Resistance (2021). Collaboratively, she has co-led multiple national antimicrobial stewardship initiatives including a viewpoint calling for urgent national leadership and co-ordinated antimicrobial stewardship action (2021). She has co-led four national World Antimicrobial Awareness Week initiatives, and a major sepsis improvement programme in Waitaha Canterbury.
Sharon has enjoyed a varied career as a pharmacist including hospital, community and academic work. Her research interests centre on antimicrobial stewardship and optimal antimicrobial dosing strategies.