Miss Brooke Spaeth

Research Officer

International Centre for Point of Care Testing

place Sturt West Wing
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Brooke joined the Centre in February 2010 as a Research Assistant after completing a Bachelor of Medical Science degree at Flinders University in 2008, and then an Honours project with the Centre in 2009 which evaluated the effectiveness of Point-of-Care Testing in the Northern Territory.

Brooke is the Point-of-Care Coordinator for the Northern Territory Point-of-Care Testing Program. In 2015, Brooke was successful in her first grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation to evaluate the cost effectiveness of the Northern Territory Point-of-Care Testing Program. Results from the grant research were positive with the research indicating potential cost savings to the Northern Territory health system were in excess of $20 million per annum.

Brooke was also the Device and Quality Coordinator for the QAAMS Program from 2010 until 2015.

Brooke’s other interests include point-of-care testing for infectious disease, focusing on point-of-care tests for malaria in low resource settings as well as using point-of-care testing for the judicious use of antibiotics in developed countries.


Brooke has now also completed a PhD thesis based on her previously published works an extensive experience and knowledge in establishing Point-of-Care Testing networks in the most remote and challenging locations.

Teaching interests

Brooke is a lecturer for the topic on point-of-care testing in the Bachelor of Medical Science degree, entitled: Point-of-Care Testing: Application, Management and Effectiveness (MDSC 3100).

Topic lecturer
MDSC3100 Point-of-Care Testing: Application, Management and Effectiveness

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