Professor Rhonda Stuart

Rhonda Stuart worked on the COVID frontlines.

Adjunct Clinical Professor Rhonda Stuart is an experienced Infectious Diseases physician at Monash Health and an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University.

She is Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Monash Health and Director of the newly established South East Local Public Health Unit.

She is also the Clinical Lead for the Monash Health COVID-19 vaccination program.

She has been actively involved in the COVID-19 response and is an advisor to State and National committees on COVID-19 while also having a significant media presence.

Professor Stuart graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours from Monash University in 1988 and commenced as an intern at Prince Henry’s Hospital in 1989. She undertook physician training in infectious diseases working at both Monash Health and Fairfield hospitals.

She undertook her Doctor of Philosophy in Nosocomial Tuberculosis at Monash University and completed in 2004.

She is a member of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, a member of the National Prescribing Service Antimicrobial Resistance Group, and has been a member of the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia. Adjunct Professor Stuart is currently on the Board for the Australian Society of Infectious Diseases and has engaged with multiple policy makers through her contributions to writing position papers and guidelines for local and national bodies.

Professor Stuart is mother to 17 year old Rory who is currently completing his Year 12 VCE and 20 year old Ella who has established herself as an actress in Australia.