Professor Andrew Steer is the Pacific Group Lead (CIB) for the ACE-NTDs. He is the Director of the Infection and Immunity Theme, and Group Leader of the Tropical Diseases Research Group, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is a paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and a Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. Andrew is the Director of the World Scabies Program. Andrew's interests centre on the control of group A streptococcal disease in developing countries. He has a specific interest in public health efforts at controlling rheumatic heart disease, impetigo and scabies. He has led past trials of mass drug administration for the elimination of scabies in the Pacific.