The Claire Boardman CICP Medal for Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control

Applications for 2022

Applications open on Monday 15 August 2022 and close at 9am on 17 October 2022.

The Claire Boardman CICP Medal for Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control

The Claire Boardman CICP Medal for Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control is the highest honour of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. The medal is awarded in recognition of the College’s Inaugural President, Ms Claire Boardman, and her leadership in establishing the College. The Claire Boardman CICP Medal for Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control is bestowed upon a member of the College who demonstrates outstanding commitment and leadership to the College and the profession and practice of infection prevention and control.

The award includes

  • The Claire Boardman CICP Medal for Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Entry onto the Claire Boardman CICP Medal for Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control Memorial Trophy
  • $2,000 prize money

Entry Criteria

  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership in infection prevention and control practice over a consistent period
    Leaders may have implemented change within their group, their peers or organisation that has altered the way people think and perform. They may have overcome significant difficulty or adversity to achieve excellent outcomes within the profession or for their organisation. By setting an example through their leadership and drive the nominee may have worked toward improving patient care, health systems, governance or knowledge.
  • Demonstrated leadership commitment to the profession and discipline of infection prevention and control
  • Demonstrated leadership commitment to the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control
  • Demonstrated excellence in promoting infection prevention and control practice
  • The nominee must be a financial member of ACIPC at time of nomination
  • The nominee (or delegate) must register and attend the ACIPC Annual Conference

Medal Rules

  • The Claire Boardman CICP Medal for Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control is a biennial award
  • The ACIPC Board will appoint a Selection Panel comprising the Chair, Ms Claire Boardman, and two panel members, one of whom is an experienced ICP
  • The Medal is awarded by the ACIPC Board on the recommendation of the Selection Panel
  • The Medal will only be awarded when the Selection Panel deems an appropriate nomination has been received
  •  The Medal may not be awarded in a given year
  • The decision of the Selection Panel and the ACIPC Board is final
  • The Medal will be presented at the ACIPC Annual Conference

Application Process

  • Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by a third-party
  • If a nomination is made by a third-party, please advise if the nominee is aware of their nomination at the time of submission
  • The entry form can be downloaded above
  • Nominations must be submitted by emailing office@acipc.org.au
  • Nominations must address all entry criteria
  • Nominations must be received by the specified closing time and date
  • Nominations received after the closing date or those that do not address the entry criteria will be excluded from selection
  • All nominations are confidential

 

About Claire Boardman

Masters of Public Health, University of Melbourne, 2005; Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing), Monash University, 1991; Graduate Diploma in Infection Control, University of Western Sydney, 1995.

Claire has worked in both public and private health sectors. Claire is currently Deputy Public Health Commander and Executive Director IPCAR at Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria. In February 2013 Claire was appointed as Deputy Director, RHD Australia based at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin where she worked with jurisdictions and Indigenous communities to improve healthcare outcomes for those affected by acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Prior to this appointment Claire was privileged to be working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities in public health and infection prevention and control in the Torres Strait, Far North Queensland. In her public health capacity Claire has worked in complex disaster and developing nation settings and has a strong ongoing interest in healthcare economics and Indigenous health issues. Claire has held a number of state and national appointments including President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) and member of the Antimicrobial Resistance Standing Committee, a statutory committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPC). Claire has held senior academic appointments at Griffith, James Cook and Melbourne Universities.

In 2013 Claire won one of four prestigious Council of Executive Women Scholarships to attend the Australian Graduate School of Management Women in Leadership course at UNSW that has assisted her in developing her leadership skills and executive presence. In 2014, Claire was a Northern Territory finalist for the Australian of the Year Awards. Claire is committed to addressing social inequities and disadvantage experienced in rural and remote settings and at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of CRANAPlus Claire was elected as a Board Member (Council of Remote Area Nurses Australia), where she also serves on the CRANA Governance Subcommittee. Claire is a member of the ACIPC Governance Finance and Risk Committee.