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Associate Professor Brett Mitchell @1healthau

Brett is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Lifestyle Research Centre at Avondale College. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Infection, Disease and Health. Brett is the Chair of a NHMRC revising national infection control guideline and has been involved in several national committees related to healthcare associated infection prevention in Australia. These committees have included HAI technical working group, AURA project reference group and national hand hygiene committee. For the past two years, he has been the Scientific Chair of the ACIPC conference and has undertaken consultancy for the ACSQHC and DFAT.  He has worked in clinical and senior nursing and health management positions in Australia and overseas. This experience includes oversight for infection control programs in several hospitals, establishment of a state-wide infection control service and surveillance program and public health. Brett has publishes extensively in the peer reviewed literature. Brett teaches undergraduate nursing student and supervises Masters and PhD students.

Brett’s CV can be accessed here

Professor Ramon Shaban @ramonshaban

AfRamonfiliation: Griffith University and Gold Coast Health. 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. He is Clinical Chair and Professor of Infection Prevention and Control at Griffith

University and the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Australia. As Director of the Griffith Graduate Infection Prevention and Control Programs at Griffith University he is an active member of variety of professional groups and committees including the Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control,

Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, Senior Editor of Infection, Disease and Health, and Temporary Advisor (Antimicrobial Resistance) to the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region.

Ramon’s CV can be accessed here


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

Director, Cabrini Monash University Department of Nursing Research

Affiliation: Conjoint Senior Lecturer Avondale College.

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.

Phils CV can be accessed here.





Dr Deborough Macbeth