Masterclass in Infection Prevention and Control in Aged Care Settings

Speakers

Belinda Henderson

Belinda is an experienced Infection control practitioner who is a past president of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC). She was awarded Fellowship of the college in 2019 and is credentialed at an expert level. Belinda remains an active member of the college community as part of the Education and CAPs committees. Belinda’s practice role is the leader of the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s infection control team and she is also the project lead for the Queensland Genomics whole genome sequencing infectious diseases project administered through the University of Queensland.

Norman Davies

Mr Davies is a medical scientist, qualifying in Africa, with specialties in bacteriology and parasitology. He holds a Master of Medical Science degree from the University of Tasmania, and also holds a post graduate qualification in healthcare management, quality and leadership. He has worked in pathology for over twenty years, the commercial sector in vaccines, and has worked in infection control in the community and aged care sector for over ten years. Norman is currently undertaking PhD studies examining ways to reduce the frequency and duration of outbreaks in aged care facilities.

Luci Rodda

Luci Rodda is a Clinical Consultant who has worked in the aged care industry for over ten years, across multiple departments including management, complaints and compliance with the Department of Health, with a main focus on care of the older adult, governance systems, and infection, prevention and control for the sector.  Luci has a Master of Nursing Science (Gerontological Nursing) degree and Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control.

Conflicts of interest:
Provides independent consultancy services with Bridging the Gap – Care, Governance, & Quality

Carrie Spinks

Carrie is an experienced Infection Control Consultant, specialising in developing infection control programs within the aged care setting.  She has a Science Degree – Nursing, Master of Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Master of Advanced Practice – Infection Control; along with further post graduate qualifications in Chemotherapy, Gastroenterology/Endoscopy, Genetics, Immunisation, Cert IC Training and Assessment.  Having  graduating and obtaining nursing experience in Australia, Carrie moved to the UK and became a Nurse Practitioner on return to Australia 9 years later she found her passion for aged care management and quality and in 2014 specialised in Infection Control in the industry.

Carrie has presenting locally, nationally and overseas, she has published, became one of the first Nurse Endoscopists, and enjoyed making film clips in health care. Carrie is particularly interested in the development and establishment of infection control programs, resources and education within the aged care setting. Antimicrobial Stewardship is also close to Carrie’s heart.