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Sharon Gardiner

Antimicrobial Pharmacist

BPharm(Hons), MClinPharm, PhD


Sharon Gardiner is the antimicrobial pharmacist for CDHB, in a joint position between the departments of Clinical Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases and Pharmacy.

Her research interests include drug safety in breastfeeding, antibiotic dosing regimens and pharmacogenetics.


Hagedoorn, N. N., Al-Busaidi, I., Bridgford, P., Gardiner, S. J., Walls, T., & Hudson, B. (2023). Longitudinal trends in community antibiotic consumption in the Waitaha Canterbury Region of Aotearoa New Zealand over 10 years (2012-2021): An observational study. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1571), 49-64. Retrieved from

Morahan, M.-C., Campbell, V., Selagan, N., Houghton, K., Gardiner, S., & Chin, P. (2022). Vanquish the vancomycin trough: The AUC strikes back. Proceedings of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) Joint Conference. 543. Retrieved from

Pairman, L., Chin, P., Gardiner, S., & Doogue, M. (2022, August-September). The effect of mandatory prescription indications for antibacterials. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) NZ Annual Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Gardiner, S. J., Duffy, E. J., Chambers, S. T., Thomas, M. G., Addidle, M., Arnold, B., … Balm, M. N. D., … Berger, S., … Birch, M., Blackmore, T. K., Bloomfield, M., … Bupha-Intr, O., … Campbell, C., Chin, P. K. L., Dalton, S. C., … Douglas, N. M., … Elvy, J., Everts, R., … Hudson, B., … Isenman, H., Issa, M., Kelly, M. J., Li, C., … Maze, M., Metcalf, S. C. L., McCall, C., Murdoch, D., … Pithie, A., Raymond, N., … Ussher, J. E., … Walls, T., & Yew, H. S. (2021). Antimicrobial stewardship in human healthcare in Aotearoa New Zealand: Urgent call for national leadership and co-ordinated efforts to preserve antimicrobial effectiveness. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1544), 113-128. Retrieved from

Everts, R. J., Gardiner, S. J., Zhang, M., Begg, R., Chambers, S. T., Turnidge, J., & Begg, E. J. (2021). Probenecid effects on cephalexin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in healthy volunteers. Journal of Infection, 83, 182-189. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2021.05.037

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