The College Journal is now MEDLINE indexed

Infection Disease & Health

Infection Disease & Health is the Official Journal of The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. 

Infection control faces radical challenges at the beginning of the third millennium. Infection remains the second most common cause of death worldwide, with healthcare-associated infection (HAI) affecting at least 1 in 10 hospital patients. Novel invasive technologies and immunosuppression increase the risk of infection and escalating antimicrobial resistance makes it more difficult to manage. People are living longer; and expect modern medicine, which has to be balanced against continued restrictions on healthcare resources. Healthcare tourism, along with migrants, refugees, business and holiday travellers allow pathogens to spread throughout the ‘global village’.

More than ever before, the prevention and control of infection and infectious disease require careful consideration of the interconnections between environment and human and animal health. Such an approach, commonly referred to as ‘One Health’, has implications for policy makers, researchers, public health practitioners, economists and clinicians, all of whom are critical managing all aspects of infection. The ‘One Health’ approach underpins the College’s new journal Infection, Disease and Health.

Infection, Disease and Health publishes original research into infectious diseases old and new, emerging and endemic, with a focus on the interface between human, animal and environmental factors. However, the journal will also continue to emphasise the unique role of healthcare settings and personnel in the potential spread of opportunistic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance among vulnerable patients and amplification and spread of emerging and community-acquired infections between hospital and community.

We hope that Infection, Disease and Health will inform and entertain readers with comprehensive content on a broad range of areas affecting all aspects of infection. Letters, commentaries and opinions that debate and discuss contemporary issues presented in, and outside, the Journal, are welcome. Our publisher, Elsevier, brings an impressive global publishing platform and exciting initiatives to support the Journal. These include the use of social media to disseminate information and invite comment, audio slides – short, webcast-style presentations shown next to online articles and a virtual microscope – an integrated browser-based slide viewer that provides access to high resolution whole slide images.

The support and assistance of peer-reviewers remains key to the whole process and the editorial team are extremely grateful to expert reviewers across the world. Without your valuable input, we would not be able to produce the Journal. We will continue to publish the names of those involved in peer review annually, to recognise and acknowledge individuals involved in establishing this Journal.

Click here for free access to the inaugural edition of the Journal. 

Infection Disease & Health Elsevier Website 

ACIPC Members can access the journal via the ACIPC Members Area 


Professor Brett Mitchell

The University of Newcastle, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Callaghan, Australia  Email Professor Brett Mitchell

Senior Editors:

Professor Stephanie Dancer

Edinburgh Napier University, Consultant Microbiologist and Professor of Microbiology, School of Nursing, United Kingdom

Professor Ramon Z. Shaban

The University of Sydney, Australia

Section Editors

Professor Allen Cheng

Monash University, Australia

Professor Gwendolyn Gilbert

The University of Sydney, Australia

Editorial Board

Dr. Noleen Bennett

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia

Professor Michael Borg

Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

Dr. Ann Bull

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia

Dr. Emma Burnett

University of Dundee School of Nursing and Midwifery, United Kingdom

Professor Peter Collignon

Canberra Hospital, Australia

Professor Marilyn Cruickshank

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dr. Evonne Curran

Glasgow Caledonian University, Infection Control Consultant, School of Nursing, United Kingdom

Dr. John Ferguson

John Hunter Hospital, Australia

Dr. Jenny Firman

Commonwealth Treasury, Australia

Professor Dale Fisher

National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr. Joshua Freeman

Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand

Professor Anne Gardner

Australian Catholic University, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine, Australia

Professor Nicholas Graves

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Dr. Bill Jarvis

Jason and Jarvis Associates, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Investigation and Prevention Branch, United States

Dr. Moi Lin Ling

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr. Deborough MacBeth

Queensland Health, Australia

Professor David Paterson

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia

Professor Thomas Riley

University of Western Australia, Professor of Microbiobology, Australian Centre for Pathology & Medical Research, Australia

Dr. Philip Russo

Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia

Professor Patricia W. Stone

Columbia University Center for Health Policy, United States

Professor Rhonda Stuart

Monash Health, Australia

Professor Paul Turner

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Professor David Weber

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States