Role

The Infection Control Expert Group provides expert advice and information to support best practice related to infection prevention and control in community, hospital and other institutional settings.

Members

Member

Background and experience

Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan – Co-chair

RN, Critical Care Nursing Cert, BEd, MBA

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Department of Health

Co-chair To be decided

Professor Lyn Gilbert AO

MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA, MD, M. Bioethics, FASM

Honorary Professor, University of Sydney Senior Researcher, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity

Past President  - Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID),

Dr Gary Lum AM

 

BMedSc MBBS FRCPA, FACTM, FASM

Principal Medical Advisor, Chief Medical Officer Group

Honorary VMO, ACT Pathology

Honorary Professor, Medical School, Australian National University

Professor Peter Collignon AM

 

MB,BS, BSc (Med), PhD, FRACP, FRCPA, FASM

Chair – Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Advisory Committee for Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Infectious Diseases Physician & Microbiologist, ACT Pathology, Canberra Hospital

Professor, ANU Medical School

Kathy Dempsey

 

RN, DippApSc, BSc (Nursing),  MNSc (Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology); SHEA/CDC Cert Infection Control, Cert Med Micro, DipLdrshp&Mgt.CICP-E

Senior Manager, Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), Clinical Excellence Commission (NSW);

Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner (CICPE)

Board Director ACIPC

Belinda C Henderson

 

RN, BN, IPN, MAdvanced Prac (Infection control), CICP-E, FACIPC, Past President Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control

Clinical Nurse Consultant

Infection Management Services - Infection Control Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Dr Andrew Stewardson

 

MBBS MS(Epi) PhD FRACP

Chair, Healthcare Infection Control Special Interest Group, Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University

Associate Professor John Ferguson

 

FRACP, FRCPA, DTM&H (Liverpool)

Director, Infection Prevention Service, Hunter New England Health

Infectious Disease Physician and Microbiologist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW

Conjoint Associate Professor,  University of Newcastle

Irene Wilkinson

 

BSc (Hons) MPH

IPC consultant, Infection Control Service

Communicable Disease Control Branch

Department for Health and Wellbeing,  Government of South Australia

Samantha Butenko

 

RN, GCNS Inf Ctrl, Dip Mgt, CICP-E, MClinSc

Nursing Director, Infection Control Service

Communicable Disease Control Branch

Department for Health and Wellbeing, Government of South Australia

Associate Professor Chris Blyth

MB BS, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD

Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Perth Children’s Hospital

Clinical Microbiologist, PathWest Laboratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Western Australia

Co-director, Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute

Rebecca McCann

RN BSc, Cert IP&C, Cert IV Training and Education

Manager, Healthcare Associated Infection Unit, Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Public and Aboriginal Health Division, Department of Health Western Australia

Associate Professor Noleen Bennett

PhD, MPH, RN

Project Coordinator, Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey, National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship

IPC consultant, Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre

Professor Malcolm Sim AM

BMedSc, MBBS, MSc (Lond), GDipOccHyg, PhD, FAFOEM (RACP), FAFPHM (RACP), FFOM (RCP)

Director, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

President, Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

OBSERVERS

Kathy Meleady

 

BSc, Grad Dip FDA, MBA, GAICD

Stream Director, ACSQHC AURA IPC HAI Emerging Issues

Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care

Jan Gralton

BSc (Hons), PhD, GradCert HealthPol

Senior Advisor, IPC and HAI

Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care

Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan

 

B.A (Hons), Dip Ed, B.Med, MHP, FRACP, FRACMA, GAICD

Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle

Clinical Director

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Meetings

During a national incident, ICEG meets weekly, with additional out of session meetings held if needed.  Routine meetings will be held every second month.

Related committees and groups

This committee provides advice to:

ICEG-endorsed infection control guidance

Coronavirus hotline

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Last updated: 
26 February 2021