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Dr Amanda Gwee

General Paediatrician, Infectious Disease Physician & Travel Medicine Specialist
Dr Amanda Gwee - General Paediatrician, Infectious Disease Physician and Travel Medicine Specialist

Dr Amanda Gwee

MBBS FRACP DTM&H PhD

General Paediatrician
Infectious Diseases Physician
Specialist in Travel Medicine and Immunisations
Clinical Pharmacologist

Clinical Interests

  • General Paediatrics: Acute and chronic childhood conditions from birth to adolescence including developmental delay, growth and behavioural concerns, ADHD, sleep disturbance, unsettled babies, constipation, incontinence, asthma
  • Infectious diseases: Common and unusual infectious diseases, recurrent fevers, hepatitis
  • Travel health: Pre-travel advice for children (and adults) including travel vaccinations and prevention of malaria, infections in the returned traveller
  • Immunisations: Childhood vaccines, immunisations for immunocompromised children
  • Clinical pharmacology: adverse drug reactions, drug allergy, poisonings, drug interactions

Background and Experience

Amanda Gwee is a General Paediatrician, Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and completed her specialty training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.

Travel Medicine

Amanda has worked overseas in Cambodia, India, Malawi and Papua New Guinea and has completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene through the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

She has expertise in travel medicine including pre- and post-travel vaccines, preventing malaria and managing infections in the returned traveller such as gastrointestinal and parasitic diseases, fevers and skin infections.

Research interests

Amanda is a clinician-scientist fellow in the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and completed a PhD on antibiotic dosing in children. She has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters and was the editor of the 9th edition of the Royal Children’s Hospital Paediatric Handbook.

Publications →

Book Chapters →

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Paediatric Handbook, 9th Edition, Wiley

  • Editor – The Royal Children’s Hospital Handbook 9th Edition – an authoritative an trusted management guide for paediatric clinicians throughout Australia.
    Paediatric Handbook, 9th Edition
    http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405174005.html
  • Gwee A, Coghlan B, Cranswick N. Chapter 11. Enabling equitable access to Essential medicines. Optimizing Treatment for Children in the Developing World.
  • Gwee A, Cranswick N. Evidence-based formularies chapter. Neonatal and Paediatric Prescribing. Global Research in Paediatrics (GRiP)
  • Gwee A, Garland SM, Daley AJ. Anti-infectives and vaccines. The Royal Women’s Hospital Drugs in Pregnancy handbook

Public / Private Hospital Appointments

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Honorary Fellow of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • PhD student – University of Melbourne