Credentialling and Professional Standards Committee

Ms Kathy Dempsey

Kathy is a qualified Infection Prevention and Control practitioner with extensive experience. She has been an Infection Control Consultant for the past 17 years, leading a dynamic team at one of Australia’s largest tertiary referral facilities, currently co-managing the team. Kathy holds a Certificate in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (SHEA/CDC – America),  Basic and Advanced Certificates in Infection Control , a Post Graduate Certificate  in Medical Microbiology and a Masters of Nursing – Microbiology, Infection Control, Critical Care & Epidemiology. Kathy has been a Consulting Infection Control expert on various State & National Committees, involved in numerous expert advisory committees/taskforces to Ministry of Health and the CEC including previous MRO Task Force, Hand Hygiene Steering Committee, HAI Expert Advisory Committee and Steering Committee & ICP expert consultant on Blood Borne Advisory Panel. Kathy has published a number of articles on Infection Control. Kathy is a credentialed ICP and is a member of the Australian College of Infection Prevention & Control (formerly AICA) National Credentialing and Professional Standards Committee.

Dr Deborough Macbeth

An Infection Control Professional since 1993, Deborough has augmented her experience with formal study and research, completing the APIC Basic Infection Control Course in Chicago in 1995. Her PhD awarded in 2005 was based on ethnographic research into the influence of clinical culture on infection control practice. Deborough’s ongoing contribution to the profession includes knowledge generation through research and publication, building clinician capacity through mentoring, and service, most recently to the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control on the Credentialing and Professional Standards Committee and as one of the Board of Directors.

Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman
Peta-Anne is the Convenor of the ACIPC LMI Special Interest Group and the College representative for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). She is currently a member of faculty within the Griffith Graduate Infection Prevention and Control Program at Griffith University, an associate member of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Infection Control at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Professor Ramon Shaban 
Professor Ramon Shaban is an internationally respected clinician, educator and researcher. A nurse scientist, infection control practitioner and emergency nurse, Professor Shaban’s expertise emergency care and infection prevention and control is the basis of a highly successful and integrated program of teaching, practice, and research. He is Clinical Chair, Infection Prevention and Control Sydney Nursing School and Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, The University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District. He is an active member of variety of professional groups and committees including the Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, and Editor of the journal Infection, Disease and Health.

Sandra Roodt
Sandra Roodt is an experienced and committed Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner with over 12 years experience of managing infection prevention and control programs and consulting on infection prevention and control issues. Sandra currently holds the position of Infection Prevention, Control & Staff Health Department Manager at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce in Canberra. Prior to immigrating to Australia in 2009, Sandra was a Nursing Officer in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for 14 years. Sandra is a Credentialled Infection Control Practitioner (CIPC-E) and is a member of the Australian College of Infection Prevention & Control National Credentialing and Professional Standards Committee.