Dr Sarah Kidd

Sarah Kidd
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Sarah Kidd is Head of the National Mycology Reference Centre at SA Pathology, Adelaide, as well as adjunct staff at both the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours and a PhD in Medicine, both at the University of Sydney. She has undertaken postdoctoral training and research in medical mycology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and at Monash University at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. Research interests include the epidemiology, phylogeny, and antifungal susceptibilities of fungi, in particular Aspergillus and Cryptococcus species.​

Please note correct email address: SARAH.KIDD@SA.GOV.AU

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Dr Sarah Kidd

Sarah Kidd is Head of the National Mycology Reference Centre at SA Pathology, Adelaide, as well as adjunct staff at both the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours and a PhD in Medicine, both at the University of Sydney. She has undertaken postdoctoral training and research in medical mycology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and at Monash University at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. Research interests include the epidemiology, phylogeny, and antifungal susceptibilities of fungi, in particular Aspergillus and Cryptococcus species.​

Please note correct email address: SARAH.KIDD@SA.GOV.AU

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2012 Adjunct Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2011 Head, National Mycology Reference Centre SA Pathology
2006 - 2010 Postdoctoral Research Scientist Monash University, Melbourne
2003 - 2006 Postdoctoral Research Scientist University of British Columbia

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2000 - 2003 University of Sydney Australia PhD
1996 - 1999 University of Sydney Australia Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons.)

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
2006 - 2010 Research Fellow Monash University, Alfred Hospital Australia
2003 - 2006 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of British Columbia Canada

Research Interests

Mycology

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Espinel-Ingroff, A., Abreu, D., Almeida-Paes, R., Brilhante, R., Chakrabarti, A., Chowdhary, A. ... Isla, M. (2017). Multicenter, international study of MIC/MEC distributions for definition of epidemiological cutoff values for Sporothrix species identified by molecular methods. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 61, 10, e01057-17-e01057-17.
10.1128/AAC.01057-17
2017 Chapman, B., Slavin, M., Marriott, D., Halliday, C., Kidd, S., Arthur, I. ... Kesson, A. (2017). Erratum: Changing epidemiology of candidaemia in Australia [J Antimicrob Chemother, 72, (2017) (1103-1108)] DOI:10.1093/jac/dkw422. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 72, 4, 1270-.
10.1093/jac/dkx047
2017 Chapman, B., Slavin, M., Marriott, D., Halliday, C., Kidd, S., Arthur, I. ... Kesson, A. (2017). Changing epidemiology of candidaemia in Australia.. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 72, 4, 1103-1108.
10.1093/jac/dkw422
2017 Talbot, J., Houbraken, J., Frisvad, J., Samson, R., Kidd, S., Pitt, J. ... Barrs, V. (2017). Discovery of Aspergillus frankstonensis sp. nov. during environmental sampling for animal and human fungal pathogens. O. Kniemeyer (Ed.). PloS one, 12, 8, e0181660-.
10.1371/journal.pone.0181660
2016 Morton, C., White, P., Barnes, R., Klingspor, L., Cuenca-Estrella, M., Lagrou, K. ... Morrissey, C. (2016). Determining the analytical specificity of PCR-based assays for the diagnosis of IA: What is Aspergillus ?. Medical Mycology, myw093-myw093.
10.1093/mmy/myw093
2016 Halliday, C., Chen, S., Kidd, S., van Hal, S., Chapman, B., Heath, C. ... Slavin, M. (2016). Antifungal susceptibilities of non-Aspergillus filamentous fungi causing invasive infection in Australia: support for current antifungal guideline recommendations. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 48, 4, 453-458.
10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2016.07.005
2016 Kennedy, K., Daveson, K., Slavin, M., van Hal, S., Sorrell, T., Lee, A. ... Chen, S. (2016). Mucormycosis in Australia: Contemporary epidemiology and outcomes. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 22, 9, 775-781.
10.1016/j.cmi.2016.01.005
2016 McGuinness, S., Boyd, R., Kidd, S., McLeod, C., Krause, V. & Ralph, A. (2016). Epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of cutaneous sporotrichosis, Northern Territory, Australia. BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, 1, 1-7.
10.1186/s12879-016-1338-0
2016 Morris, A., Arthur, I., Kidd, S., Halliday, C., Meyer, W., Robson, J. ... Haremza, E. (2016). Mycological testing of clinical samples in Australasian pathology laboratories: wide diversity and room for improvement. Pathology, 48, 6, 531-534.
10.1016/j.pathol.2016.07.004
2016 Espinel-Ingroff, A., Colombo, A., Cordoba, S., Dufresne, P., Fuller, J., Ghannoum, M. ... Turnidge, J. (2016). International evaluation of MIC distributions and epidemiological cutoff value (ECV) definitions for Fusarium species identified by molecular methods for the CLSI broth microdilution method. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 60, 2, 1079-1084.
10.1128/AAC.02456-15
2016 Lategan, M., Klare, W., Kidd, S., Hose, G. & Nevalainen, H. (2016). The unicellular fungal tool RhoTox for risk assessments in groundwater systems. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 132, 18-25.
10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.05.019
2015 van der Linden, J., Arendrup, M., Warris, A., Lagrou, K., Pelloux, H., Hauser, P. ... Nucci, M. (2015). Prospective multicenter international surveillance of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 21, 6, 1041-1044.
10.3201/eid2106.140717
2015 Espinel-Ingroff, A., Chakrabarti, A., Chowdhary, A., Cordoba, S., Dannaoui, E., Dufresne, P. ... Turnidge, J. (2015). Multicenter evaluation of MIC distributions for epidemiologic cutoff value definition to detect amphotericin B, posaconazole, and itraconazole resistance among the most clinically relevant species of Mucorales. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59, 3, 1745-1750.
10.1128/AAC.04435-14
2015 Kidd, S., Goeman, E., Meis, J., Slavin, M. & Verweij, P. (2015). Multi-triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus infections in Australia. Mycoses, 58, 6, 350-355.
10.1111/myc.12324
2015 Slavin, M., van Hal, S., Sorrell, T., Lee, A., Marriott, D., Daveson, K. ... Playford, E. (2015). Invasive infections due to filamentous fungi other than Aspergillus: epidemiology and determinants of mortality. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 21, 5, 490.e1-490.e10.
10.1016/j.cmi.2014.12.021
2015 Gardiner, B., Simpson, I., Khuu, M., Kidd, S., Lo, C. & Jenkin, G. (2015). An unusual ulcer: A case of cutaneous mucormycosis caused by Rhizopus oryzae. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 7, 8-11.
10.1016/j.mmcr.2014.11.003
2015 Brischetto, A., Kidd, S. & Baird, R. (2015). Case report: First reported Australian case of Cladophilophora arxii: Features consistent with possible primary pulmonary chromoblastomycosis. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92, 4, 791-793.
10.4269/ajtmh.14-0711
2015 Espinel-Ingroff, A., Alvarez-Fernandez, M., Cantón, E., Carver, P., Chen, S., Eschenauer, G. ... Borrell Solé, N. (2015). Multicenter Study of Epidemiological Cutoff Values and Detection of Resistance in Candida spp. to Anidulafungin, Caspofungin, and Micafungin Using the Sensititre YeastOne Colorimetric Method. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59, 11, 6725-6732.
10.1128/AAC.01250-15
2015 Espinel-Ingroff, A. & Kidd, S. (2015). Current trends in the prevalence of Cryptococcus gattii in the United States and Canada. Infection and Drug Resistance, 8, 89-97.
10.2147/IDR.S57686
2015 Khoury, S., Kidd, S. & Warren, L. (2015). Neonatal tinea corporis due to a novel strain of Trichophyton rubrum. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56, 4, 311-312.
10.1111/ajd.12223
2015 Halliday, C., Kidd, S., Sorrell, T. & Chen, S. (2015). Molecular diagnostic methods for invasive fungal disease: the horizon draws nearer?. Pathology, 47, 3, 257-269.
10.1097/PAT.0000000000000234
2015 Talbot, J., Kidd, S., Martin, P., Beatty, J. & Barrs, V. (2015). Azole resistance in canine and feline isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 42, 37-41.
10.1016/j.cimid.2015.08.002
2015 Kidd, S., Halliday, C. & Ellis, D. (2015). The role of clinical mycology reference laboratories. Microbiology Australia, 36, 2, 64-66.
10.1071/MA15022
2014 Talbot, J., Johnson, L., Martin, P., Beatty, J., Sutton, D., Billen, F. ... Barrs, V. (2014). What causes canine sino-nasal aspergillosis? A molecular approach to species identification. Veterinary Journal, 200, 1, 17-21.
10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.01.009
2014 Coad, B., Kidd, S., Ellis, D. & Griesser, H. (2014). Biomaterials surfaces capable of resisting fungal attachment and biofilm formation. Biotechnology Advances, 32, 2, 296-307.
10.1016/j.biotechadv.2013.10.015
2014 Subedi, S., Kidd, S., Baird, R., Coatsworth, N. & Ralph, A. (2014). Case Report: Sporotrichosis from the northern territory of Australia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 91, 6, 1263-1268.
10.4269/ajtmh.14-0456
2014 Macesic, N., Fleming, S., Kidd, S., Madigan, V., Chean, R., Ritchie, D. & Slavin, M. (2014). Protothecosis in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Case report and review of previous cases. Transplant Infectious Disease, 16, 3, 490-495.
10.1111/tid.12223
2013 Barrs, V., van Doorn, T., Houbraken, J., Kidd, S., Martin, P., Pinheiro, M. ... Samson, R. (2013). Aspergillus felis sp. nov., an emerging agent of invasive aspergillosis in humans, cats, and dogs. G. Goldman (Ed.). PLoS ONE, 8, 6, e64871-1-e64871-11.
10.1371/journal.pone.0064871
2013 Chen, S., Korman, T., Slavin, M., Marriott, D., Byth, K., Bak, N. ... Sorrell, T. (2013). Antifungal therapy and management of complications of cryptococcosis due to Cryptococcus gattii. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57, 4, 543-551.
10.1093/cid/cit341
2013 Holmes, N., Trevillyan, J., Kidd, S. & Leong, T. (2013). Locally extensive angio-invasive Scedosporium prolificans infection following resection for squamous cell lung carcinoma. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 2, 1, 98-102.
10.1016/j.mmcr.2013.04.001
2012 Espinel-Ingroff, A., Aller, A., Canton, E., Castanon-Olivares, L., Chowdhary, A., Cordoba, S. ... Trilles, L. (2012). Cryptococcus neoformans-Cryptococcus gattii Species Complex: an International Study of Wild-Type Susceptibility Endpoint Distributions and Epidemiological Cutoff Values for Fluconazole, Itraconazole, Posaconazole, and Voriconazole. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56, 11, 5898-5906.
10.1128/AAC.01115-12
2012 Bartlett, K., Cheng, P., Duncan, C., Galanis, E., Hoang, L., Kidd, S. ... Kronstad, J. (2012). A Decade of Experience: Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia. Mycopathologia, 173, 5-6, 311-319.
10.1007/s11046-011-9475-x
2012 Espinel-Ingroff, A., Chowdhary, A., Cuenca-Estrella, M., Fothergill, A., Fuller, J., Hagen, F. ... Turnidge, J. (2012). Cryptococcus neoformans-Cryptococcus gattii Species Complex: an International Study of Wild-Type Susceptibility Endpoint Distributions and Epidemiological Cutoff Values for Amphotericin B and Flucytosine. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56, 6, 3107-3113.
10.1128/AAC.06252-11
2012 Chen, S., Slavin, M., Heath, C., Geoffrey Playford, E., Byth, K., Marriott, D. ... Sorrell, T. (2012). Clinical manifestations of cryptococcus gattii infection: Determinants of neurological sequelae and death. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 55, 6, 789-798.
10.1093/cid/cis529
2011 D'Souza, C., Kronstad, J., Taylor, G., Warren, R., Yuen, M., Hu, G. ... Meyer, W. (2011). Genome variation in Cryptococcus gattii, an emerging pathogen of immunocompetent hosts. mBio, 2, 1, e00342-e00310.
10.1128/mBio.00342-10
2010 Kidd, S., galanis, E., macdougall, E. & morshed, M. (2010). Epidemiology of Cryptococcus gattii, British Columbia, Canada, 1999-2007.. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16, 2, 251-257.
10.3201/eid1602.090900
2009 Kidd, S., Nik Zulkepeli, N., Slavin, M. & Morrissey, C. (2009). Utility of a proposed CSP typing nomenclature for Australian Aspergillus fumigatus isolates: Identification of additional CSP types and suggested modifications. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 78, 2, 223-226.
10.1016/j.mimet.2009.06.003
2009 Hurst, S., Kidd, S., Morrissey, C., Snelders, E., Melchers, W., Castelli, M. ... Arunmozhi Balajee, S. (2009). Interlaboratory reproducibility of a single-locus sequence-based method for strain typing of Aspergillus fumigatus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47, 5, 1562-1564.
10.1128/JCM.00124-09
2009 Kidd, S., Ling, L., Meyer, W., Morrissey, C., Chen, S. & Slavin, M. (2009). Molecular epidemiology of invasive aspergillosis: Lessons learned from an outbreak investigation in an Australian hematology unit. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 30, 12, 1223-1226.
10.1086/648452
2009 Datta, K., Bartlett, K. H., Baer, R., Byrnes, E., Galanis, E., Heitman, J. ... Marr, K. A. (2009). Spread of Cryptococcus gattii into Pacific Northwest region of the United States.. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15, 8, 1185-1191.
10.3201/eid1508.081384
2008 Bartlett, K., Kidd, S. & Kronstad, J. (2008). The emergence of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Current Infectious Disease Reports, 10, 1, 58-65.
10.1007/s11908-008-0011-1
2007 Kidd, S., Bach, P., Hingston, A., Mak, S., Chow, Y., MacDougall, L. ... Bartlett, K. (2007). Cryptococcus gattii dispersal mechanisms, British Columbia, Canada. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13, 1, 51-57.
10.3201/eid1301.060823
2007 MacDougall, L., Kidd, S., Galanis, E., Mak, S., Leslie, M., Cieslak, P. ... Bartlett, K. (2007). Spread of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia, Canada, and detection in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13, 1, 42-50.
10.3201/eid1301.060827
2007 Kidd, S., Chow, Y., Mak, S., Bach, P., Chen, H., Hingston, A. ... Bartlett, K. (2007). Characterization of environmental sources of the human and animal pathogen Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia, Canada, and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73, 5, 1433-1443.
10.1128/AEM.01330-06
2007 Upton, A., Fraser, J., Kidd, S., Bretz, C., Bartlett, K., Heitman, J. & Marr, K. (2007). First contemporary case of human infection with Cryptococcus gattii in puget sound: Evidence for spread of the Vancouver Island outbreak. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45, 9, 3086-3088.
10.1128/JCM.00593-07
2006 Filion, T., Kidd, S. & Aguirre, K. (2006). Isolation of Cryptococcus laurentii from Canada Goose guano in rural upstate New York. Mycopathologia, 162, 5, 363-368.
10.1007/s11046-006-0066-1
2005 Kidd, S., Guo, H., Bartlett, K., Xu, J. & Kronstad, J. (2005). Comparative gene genealogies indicate that two clonal lineages of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia resemble strains from other geographical areas. Eukaryotic Cell, 4, 10, 1629-1638.
10.1128/EC.4.10.1629-1638.2005
2004 Katsu, M., Kidd, S., Ando, A., Moretti-Branchini, M., Mikami, Y., Nishimura, K. & Meyer, W. (2004). The internal transcribed spacers and 5.8S rRNA gene show extensive diversity among isolates of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex. FEMS Yeast Research, 4, 4-5, 377-388.
10.1016/S1567-1356(03)00176-4
2004 Igreja, R., Dos Santos Lazéra, M., Wanke, B., Gutierrez Galhardo, M., Kidd, S. & Meyer, W. (2004). Molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcus neoformans isolates from AIDS patients of the Brazilian city, Rio de Janeiro. Medical Mycology, 42, 3, 229-238.
10.1080/13693780310001644743
2004 Kidd, S., Hagen, F., Tscharke, R., Huynh, M., Bartlett, K., Fyfe, M. ... Meyer, W. (2004). A rare genotype of Cryptococcus gattii caused the cryptococcosis outbreak on Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 101, 49, 17258-17263.
10.1073/pnas.0402981101
2003 Kidd, S., Sorrell, T. & Meyer, W. (2003). Isolation of two molecular types of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii from insect frass. Medical Mycology, 41, 2, 171-176.
10.1080/mmy.41.2.171.176

Books

Year Citation
2016 Kidd, S., Halliday, C., Alexiou, H. & Ellis, D. (2016). Descriptions of Medical Fungi Third Edition.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2011 Bartlett, K., Byrnes, E., Duncan, C., Fyfe, M., Galanis, E., Heitman, J. ... Kronstad, W. (2011). The Emergence of Cryptococcus gattii Infections on Vancouver Island and Expansion in the Pacific Northwest. In J. Heitman, T. Kozel, K. Kwon-Chung, J. Perfect & A. Casadevall (Eds.), Cryptococcus: From Human Pathogen to Model Yeast USA: ASM Press.
10.1128/9781555816858.ch23

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2004 Bartlett, K., MacDougall, L., Mak, S., Duncan, C., Kidd, S. & Fyfe, M. (2004). Cryptococcus gattii, a tropical pathogen emerging in a temperate climate zone.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2013 Birader, M., Kidd, S. & Holmes-Liew, C. -. L. (2013). OPTIMAL UTILITY OF BAL FLUID GALACTOMANNAN IN DIAGNOSING INVASIVE PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS IN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENTS.
2013 Birader, M. I., Holmes, M. D., Kidd, S. & Holmes-Liew, C. L. (2013). Utility of bronchoalveolar lavage galactomannan in diagnosis of Aspergillosis in lung transplant recipients. 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Montreal, Canada.
10.1016/j.healun.2013.01.924

Theses

Year Citation
2003 Kidd, S.; (2003); Molecular epidemiology and characterisation of genetic structure to assess speciation within the Cryptococcus neoformans complex;

Internet Publications

Year Citation
2014 Kidd, S. E. & ellis, D.; (2014); Australian Antifungal Susceptibility Trends in Yeasts: 2000-2013.;

 

 

 

 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2012 - ongoing Member International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
2011 - ongoing Member Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Australia
2001 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Microbiology Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2016 - ongoing Chair Mycology Masterclass VI, Oct 26-28 2017 ANZMIG Australia
2012 - 2017 Co-Chair Organising Committee, ISHAM Conference, Melbourne May 4-8 2015 ANZMIG Australia
2012 - 2013 Chair Mycology Masterclass VI, Oct 31-Nov 2 2013 ANZMIG Australia
2011 - ongoing Advisory Board Member RCPA QAP Microbiology Royal College of Pathologists Quality Assurance Program Australia
2011 - ongoing Secretary Australia New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group (ANZMIG) Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Australia
2011 - 2013 Member ASM Conference Local Organising Committee, Adelaide 2013 ASM Australia
2010 - 2011 Co-Chair Mycology Masterclass V, 27-29 October 2011 ANZMIG Australia

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2017 - ongoing National Association of Testing Authorities Health services and related Australia
2016 - ongoing International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) Health services and related New Zealand
2015 - ongoing Merck Sharp & Dohme Health services and related Australia
2014 - ongoing Mayne Pharma Health services and related Australia
2011 - ongoing Pfizer Anti-infectives Health services and related Australia
Position
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Phone
82223544
Fax
8222 3543
Org Unit
School of Biological Sciences

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