Professor of Nursing, University of Newcastle

Professor Brett Mitchell is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle. He is an expert in infection control with experience in hospitals in Australia, overseas and public health. Brett is the Editor-in-Chief of Infection, Disease and Health, an international peer reviewed journal. Brett has over 150 peer reviewed journal and conference presentations. He was the Chair of an NHMRC committee responsible for the national infection prevention and control guidelines for healthcare facilities. His research interests include health services research, environmental cleaning, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and surveillance of infections.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Editor-in-Chief, Infection, Disease and Health
  • 2019–present
    Professor, University of Newcastle
  • 2017–2019
    Professor, Avondale College of Higher Education
  • 2015–2017
    Associate Professor, Avondale College of Higher Education

Education

  • 2013 
    Australian Catholic University, PhD
  • 2004 
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dip.T.N
  • 2004 
    Griffith University, Masters Adv.Prac
  • 1999 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control
  • Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Hospital Infection Society (UK)