IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Diagnostics and therapeutics
Role:Honorary Affiliate

Research focus

Dr Caitlin Keighley is a microbiologist and infectious diseases physician. She is also a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Wollongong. She has authored over 30 publications. Her current interests include antimicrobial drug resistance, clinical mycology and genomics.

Publications and funding

Publications (past 5 years):

  • Keighley, C.*, Garnham, K.*, Harch, S. A. J., Robertson, M., Chaw, K., Teng, J. C., Chen, SC-A (2020) Candida auris: Diagnostic challenges and emerging opportunities for the clinical microbiology laboratory. Curr Fungal Infect Rep (invited review)
  • Keighley, C., Pope, A., Marriott, D., Chapman, B., Bak, N., Daveson, K., Hajkowicz., K., Halliday, C., Kennedy, K., Kidd, S., Sorrell, T. C., Underwood, N., van Hal, S., Slavin, M. A., Chen, SC-A (2020) Risk factors for candidaemia: a prospective multi-centre case-control study. Mycoses 64(3):257-263
  • Keighley, C., McIver, C., Ellem, J., Stevens, R., Taylor, P. (2020) A rapid, reliable and inexpensive PCR assay for detecting bla-OXA-23 in clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii using SYBR Green technology. AJMS 41(3):86-90.
  • Wang, M., Keighley, C., Watts, M., Plymoth, M., McGee, T., (2020) Preventing Early Onset Group B Streptococcus (EOGBS) neonatal infection and reducing antibiotic exposure using rapid GBS PCR test in term prelabour rupture of membranes (TermPROM). ANZJOG DOI: 10.1111/ajo.13159
  • Keighley, C., Chen, S., Marriott, D., Pope, A., Chapman, B., Kennedy, K., Bak, N., Wilson, H., McDonald, K., Darvall, J., Halliday, C., Kidd, S., Nguyen, Q., Hajkowicz, K., Sorrell, T., vanHal, S., Slavin, M. (2019) Contemporary epidemiology of candidaemia and a risk prediction model for overall mortality: a prospective multicenter study. BMC ID 19(1): 445 DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-4065-5.
  • Keighley, C., Skrzypek, H., Wilson, A., Bonning, M., Gilbert, L. (2019) Infections in Pregnancy. MJA 211(3): 134-141.
    Jeong, W., Keighley, C., Wolfe, R., Leng Lee, W., Slavin, M. A., Chen, S. C. (2019) The contemporary management and clinical outcomes of mucormycosis: a systematic review. IJAA. Jan 9 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.01.002
  • Wehrahn, M., Keighley, C., Kurtovic, J., Knight D. R., Hong, S., Hutton, M. L., Lyras, D., Warrier, A., Wang, Q., Leong, R., Borody, T., Riley T. (2018) A series of three cases of severe Severe Clostridium difficile infection in Australia associated with a binary toxin producing clade 2 ribotype 251 strain. Anaerobe. 27(55): 117-123
  • Jeong, W., Keighley, C., Wolfe, R., Leng Lee, W., Slavin, M. A., Chen, S. C. (2018) The epidemiology and clinical manifestations of mucormycosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of case reports. CMI 25(1):26-34
  • Keighley, C., Pratama, R., Stevens, R., Taylor P. (2018) Harnessing big data for pathology and antimicrobial stewardship. Conference procedings: Pathology Update
  • Keighley, C., Pratama, R., Taylor P. (2018) Harnessing big data for clinical outcome monitoring of bacteraemia. Conference procedings: Antimicrobial Society of Australia (ASA)
  • Brown, C., Keighley, C., Chapman S. (2017) TB or not TB. AFP. 46(8) 579 – 581.
  • Keighley, C., Manii, P., Larsen, S. R., van Hal, S. (2017) Clinical effectiveness of itraconazole as antifungal prophylaxis in AML patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy in the modern era. EJCMID. 26(2): 213-217.
  • Keighley, C., Emerson, J., Chen, S., Packham, D. (2016) Tatlockia maceachernii endocarditis diagnosed on 16S rRNA sequencing of explanted aortic valve tissue. Conference procedings: Pathology Update
  • Keighley, C., Kok, J., Nissen, M., Dwyer, D. (2016) Human metapneumovirus – clinical virology. eLS. doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0023617



  • Australian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID)
  • Antimicrobial Society of Australia (ASA)
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
  • International Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS)
  • Ozbug, Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA)

Other roles

  • Infectious diseases physician, The Wollongong Hospital
  • Senior Lecturer, UOW
  • PhD Student, Sydney University