Kim Hare

NHMRC research fellow

Qualifications:

PhD, Charles Darwin University, 2014; Master of Public Health, Charles Darwin University, 2006; Bachelor of Science (Honours), Australian National University, 1981; Graduate Diploma of Education, Sydney Institute of Advanced Education, 1983; Diploma in Datametrics, University of South Africa, 1993.

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:
Kim started her career in veterinary microbiology in Namibia and branched into database management and programming to analyse data and produce reports for the veterinary department.
 
In Darwin, Kim worked for a number of organisations including Territory Health Services, CSIRO, the Tiwi Health Board and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education before joining the Ear Team at Menzies in 2000.
 
Kim has worked on the microbiological aspects of many different projects relating to ear disease and since 2007, lung disease in Indigenous children. These projects investigate the role of vaccines and antibiotics in preventing or reducing respiratory bacterial infections in Indigenous children.
 

 

Research Themes

 Microbiological components of:

 
  1. Hare, K.M., Singleton, R.J., Grimwood, K., Valery, P.C., Cheng, A.C., Morris, P.S., et al. (2013). Longitudinal nasopharyngeal carriage and antibiotic resistance of respiratory bacteria in Indigenous Australian and Alaska Native children with bronchiectasis. PLoS One, 8(9).
  2. Hare, K.M., Marsh, R.L., Binks, M.J., Grimwood, K., Pizzutto, S.J., Leach, A.J., et al. (2013). Quantitative PCR confirms culture as the gold standard for the detection of lower airway infection by Haemophilus influenzae in Australian Indigenous children with bronchiectasis. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 92(3), 270-2.
  3. Hare, K.M., Leach, A.J., Morris, P.S., Smith-Vaughan, H.C., Torzillo, P., Bauert, P., et al. (2012). Impact of recent antibiotics upon nasopharyngeal carriage and lower airway infection in Indigenous Australian children with non-CF bronchiectasis. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 40, 365-9.
  4. Hare, K.M., Binks, M.J., Grimwood, K., Chang, A.B., Leach, A.J., Smith-Vaughan, H.C. (2012). Culture and PCR detection of Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus haemolyticus in Australian Indigenous children with bronchiectasis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(7), 2444-5.
  5. Hare, K.M., Smith-Vaughan, H.C., Leach, A.J. (2011). Viability of respiratory pathogens cultured from nasopharyngeal swabs stored for up to 12 years at -70oC in skim milk tryptone glucose glycerol broth. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 86(3), 364-7.
  6. Hare, K.M., Smith-Vaughan, H.C., Leach, A.J. (2010). The bacteriology of lower respiratory infections in Papua New Guinean and Australian Indigenous children. PNG Medical Journal, 53(3-4), 151-65.
  7. Hare, K.M., Grimwood, K., Leach, A.J., Smith-Vaughan, H., Torzillo, P., Morris, P.S., et al. (2010). Respiratory bacterial pathogens in the nasopharynx and lower airways of Australian Indigenous children with bronchiectasis. Journal of Pediatrics, 157(6), 1001-5.
  8. Hare, K.M., Smith-Vaughan, H., Binks, M., Park, I.H., Nahm, M.H., Leach, A.J. (2009). "Dodgy 6As": differentiating pneumococcal serotype 6C from 6A by use of the Quellung reaction. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(6), 1981-2.
  9. Hare, K.M., Morris, P., Smith-Vaughan, H., Leach, A.J. (2008). Random colony selection versus colony morphology for detection of multiple pneumococcal serotypes in nasopharyngeal swabs. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 27(2), 178-80.
  10. Stubbs, E., Hare, K., Wilson, C., Morris, P., Leach, A.J. (2005). Streptococcus pneumoniae and noncapsular Haemophilus influenzae nasal carriage and hand contamination in children: a comparison of two populations at risk of otitis media. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 24(5), 423-8.

 

  1. Pioneering research hopes to improve Indigenous lung health

    Pioneering research hopes to improve Indigenous lung health

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    The first ever detailed study of the bacteriology of bronchiectasis in Indigenous children has been undertaken to better understand and prevent the disease progression.

  2. Research turns to cold case specimens to unveil secrets in ear and lung health

    Research turns to cold case specimens to unveil secrets in ear and lung health

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    A retrospective study of 20 years of ear and lung data is being undertaken to inform improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment options for Indigenous children with middle ear and lung infections.

  3. NHMRC fellowship snapshot:  Kim Hare

    NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Kim Hare

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    Menzies' Senior Research Officer Kim Hare was recently awarded a Peter Doherty Australian Biomedical Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.