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The Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Advisory Committee consists of experts and key stakeholders to set priorities for action, provide advice and assistance on issues relating to the Commission’s Healthcare Associated Infection program. The main roles of the HAI Advisory Committee are to:

  • Recommend national research priorities for action in healthcare associated infection.
  • Recommend and monitor national standards and indicators for healthcare associated infections.
  • Recommend strategies for translating evidence into practice.
  • Work collaboratively with other national safety and quality bodies to improve healthcare associated infections.
  • Oversee the function of any sub-committees established by the Healthcare Associated Infection Advisory Committee and/or the Commission.
  • Provide leadership and advice on issues of national importance in infection prevention and control.

Committee membership

  • Dr Paul Armstrong, Western Australia representative, Communicable Diseases Network Australia
  • Associate Professor Eugene Athan, Chair HICSIG
  • Professor Peter Collignon, Infectious Diseases Unit For Microbiology, ACT
  • Professor Marilyn Cruickshank, Director National HAI Program, ACSQHC
  • Professor Bart Currie, Infectious Diseases Staff Specialist, Royal Darwin Hospital
  • A./Professor John Ferguson, Area Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Hunter New England Health, NSW
  • Dr Jenny Firman, Medical Advisor, Commonwealth Department of Health
  • Professor Lyn Gilbert, Chair, Infection Prevention and Control Expert Advisory Group
  • Glenda Gorrie, Manager Quality and Safety, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
  • Sue Greig, Senior Project Officer, ACSQHC
  • Dr Lisa Hall, Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland Technology
  • Belinda Henderson, Past President, Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control
  • Dr Alistair McGregor, Staff Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Royal Hobart Hospital, TAS
  • Dr Graeme Nimmo, Director of Microbiology for Pathology, Public Health Laboratory Network, Queensland
  • Professor David Paterson, Medical Advisor, Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance, QLD
  • Cate Quoyle, Senior Project Officer, ACSQHC
  • Professor Michael Richards, Director, VICNISS
  • Philip Russo, Infection Control Professional, University of Queensland Technology
  • Professor Ramon Shaban, President, Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control
  • Dr Andrew Stewardson, National Program Manager, Hand Hygiene Australia
  • Irene Wilkinson, Epidemiologist, Department of Health, SA