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Professor Kirsty Buising
Infectious Diseases Physician / Chair / Deputy Director / Chief Investigator
Professor Kirsty Buising is an infectious diseases physician, Chair of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Expert Working Group (COVID-19) and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and chief investigator for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Centre for Research Excellence in Antimicrobial Stewardship. Kirsty also holds an appointment as a clinician at VIDS and co-leads the antimicrobial resistance theme at the Doherty Institute. She serves on advisory groups at state, national and international levels in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship, guideline development and healthcare-associated infection.
Kathy Dempsey
Senior Clinician and HAI Manager
Kathy is a senior clinician and HAI Manager for NSW Clinical Excellence Commission responsible for the strategic direction and support for Infection Prevention and Control and HAI (Healthcare Associated Infection) reduction across NSW Healthcare. She has 30 years’ experience in health, with previous management responsibility and organisational accountability as the senior ICP/Program Manager for WSLHD for 21 years. Kathy is a Credentialed Expert Infection Control Practitioner (CICP-E) with a master’s degree, a diploma in leadership and management and a range of internationally recognized certifications. She is considered a leader in the field of Infection Prevention and Control. Kathy has extensive and broad expertise in Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Practice responsible for the timely, efficient and effective administration of the HAI program and Infection Prevention and Control with oversight for the planning, implementation, prioritisation and resource allocation of all matters relating to HAI and Infection Prevention and Control. She possesses high level analytical and research skills to inform policy and program development for Infection Prevention and Control and HAI.
Professor Brett Mitchell
Professor of Nursing
Professor Brett Mitchell is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle. He is an expert in infection control, leading hospital and State programs. He has clinical experience in hospitals in Australia, overseas and public health. Brett is the Editor-in-Chief of Infection, Disease and Health, an international peer-reviewed journal. Professor Mitchell is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control and a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing. Brett has over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference presentations. He was the Chair of an NHMRC committee responsible for the national infection prevention and control guidelines for healthcare facilities and has sat on national committees with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. His research interests include health services research, environmental cleaning, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and surveillance of infections.
Belinda Henderson
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Belinda Henderson, is one of the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s longest-serving members of the Infection Control team. She has been recognised as a Fellow of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control for her contribution to the infection prevention and control profession through education, research and her leadership Nationally including her Presidency of the College.
Event Details
  • Start Date
    September 2, 2020 7:00 pm
  • End Date
    September 2, 2020 8:00 pm