Our people

Our people


Professor Brett Mitchell @1healthau

Brett is an Professor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Infection, Disease and Health. He has extensive clinical experience as well as strong academic and research skills. As an academic and researcher, Prof Mitchell has over 150 peer reviewed journal and oral conference presentations, authored several books, and has been an invited speaker at numerous infection prevention and control conferences in Australia and internationally.


Professor Ramon Shaban @ramonshaban

AfRamonfiliation: University of Sydney. Professor Ramon Shaban is an internationally respected clinician, educator and researcher. His expertise infection control and emergency care are the basis of a highly successful and integrated program of teaching, practice, and research.




A/Prof PhiPhilip Russo, BN, M.Clin.Epi, PhD  @PLR_aus

Director, Cabrini Monash University Department of Nursing Research


Phil’s interest in infection control and prevention started in the 1980’s when he worked on the infectious diseases ward at Alfred Hospital Melbourne. Since that time, he has worked as an Infection Control Consultant at Alfred Health, Melbourne Health and Southern Health. In 2001 he completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology in 2001 and in 2002 and was appointed inaugural Operations Director for the newly formed VICNISS Coordinating Centre. From 2008 to 2013 Phil was the National Project Manager of Hand Hygiene Australia, which successfully implemented the National Hand Hygiene Initiative across Australia.

In 2016 he completed a PhD at Queensland University of Technology Centre for Research Excellence on Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections on Evidence Based Recommendations for National Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance.

Phil is a Board Member and President Elect of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control and Chair of its Research Committee. He is a former member of the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care HAI Advisory Committee and on the National Health and Medical Research Council Infection Control Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Phil has presented at both national and international conferences and published over 50 peer reviewed articles.




Dr Deborough Macbeth