Anna Machowska

Affiliated to teaching/tutoring

About me

Anna Machowska is a postdoctoral researcher in Global Health at Karolinska Institutet.  

Her research concerns medicines in health systems, focusing antibiotics. Anna manages projects aiming to improve use of antibiotics and address the ever-growing problem of antibiotic resistance, mostly in low and middle-income countries.

Anna obtained her PhD degree in 2016 at Karolinska Institutet as a Marie Curie fellow, which was a joint collaboration between industrial and academic institutions. During her doctoral education she investigated the role of education and patient empowerment to facilitate choice of and access to health services, specifically dialysis therapy.

Research description

Co-PI and project coordinator of the “Containment of antibiotic resistance - measures to improve antibiotic use in pregnancy, childbirth and child (CAREChild)” project, Lao PDR

Participating researcher in the antibiotic surveillance project in two private sector hospitals, India

Participating researcher in the interventional study aiming at changing GPs’ antibiotic prescribing behaviour for patients with acute respiratory tract infections, Malta

Teaching portfolio

Course Director “Advanced course in Health Systems and Policy”. Master's Programme in Health Economics, Policy and Management, Karolinska Institutet.

Course coordinator and lecturer “Basic pharmacoepidemiology in a global context”. Doctoral Programme in Biology of Infections and Global Health, Karolinska Institutet. 

Course coordinator and lecturer “Improving use of medicines, focusing antibiotics”. Doctoral Programme in Biology of Infections and Global Health, Karolinska Institutet.


Student Supervision

Main supervisor PhD:

  • Ioana Ghiga (registered July 2019): Identification of feasible interventions to combat antibiotic resistance and implementation barriers and enablers for these interventions in Romania


PhD in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2016

MSc in Medical Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw, Poland, 2010

Master’s Programme (Erasmus Research Project) in Molecular Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2009

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Swedish Research Council grant for CAREChild project, co-applicant (3 000 000 SEK)

Karolinska Institutet, travel grants, main applicant (50 000 SEK)

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN): European Training and Research in Peritoneal Dialysis (EuTRiPD), Baxter Healthcare Europe and Karolinska Institutet, 2012 - 2015.

Erasmus Program: Master’s Programme (Erasmus Research Project), University of Groningen, The Netherlands