Hospital Epidemiology: Infection Prevention
Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology,
Staff Immunisation and Exposure Unit, and
The Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit aims to prevent infections associated with health care in hospitals. Areas of particular interest include:
infections with resistant organisms,
surgical site infection,
infections due to intravenous access devices.
The unit also works closely with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, which aims to optimize antibiotic use to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
Research in this unit aims to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives in improving process outcomes (appropriate antibiotic use, hand hygiene, antibiotic prophylaxis, knowledge and attitudes) and patient outcomes (infection rates, infections with resistant organisms, mortality).
Information for Students: Research Opportunities
Opportunities exist within our group to pursue BMedSc, Honours and PhD projects.
Please see below for project and contact details.
For information regarding research opportunities, please contact Assoc Prof Cheng
Contact person: Prof Allen Cheng
Phone: +61 3 9076 2000
All other student inquiries:
Please contact Brian Price (Business & Community Services Manager)
A/Prof Denis SpelmanHead, Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology, Head of Microbiology
Ms Pauline Bass
Manager, Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology
Dr Leon Worth
Infectious Diseases Physician
Ms Kelly Cairns