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Martin Kiernan – Martin has worked in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for 25 years. He has Masters Degrees in both Public Health and Clinical Research. He is also a visiting Clinical Fellow at the Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London. Martin is involved with many government initiatives, IPC groups and advisory boards including the Department of Health (England) Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare- associated Infection (ARHAI) and is a past president of the UK Infection Prevention Society.

Kathy Dempsey – 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 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.

Dr Andrew Stewardson – Andrew is an infectious diseases physician and NHMRC Early Career Fellow. He has a PhD, a Master of Science in Epidemiology, and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research. His research has focussed on the health and economic impact of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections, the transmission dynamics of antimicrobial resistance, and the implementation of infection prevention and control interventions.

Belinda Henderson – 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.