Clinical Professor in Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University of Sydney

Lyn Gilbert is an infectious diseases physician and clinical microbiologist, with a particular interest in infections of public health importance, including vaccine preventable diseases and healthcare-associated infections. She is Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Public Health, at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales - a research group which aims to improve our understanding of communicable diseases by developing innovative methods for prevention, diagnosis, surveillance and management.
Professor Gilbert is also a senior investogator with the newly established Sydney Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Institute (SEIB) at the University of Sydney.


  • 1991–present
    Clinicla Professor in Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University of Sydney
  • 2003–present
    Director, CIDM-Public Health, Western Sydney Local Health Network, Westmead Hospital
  • 1991–2010
    Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology & Medical Research, Wetmead Hospital


  • 2003 
    Monash University, Master of Bioethics
  • 1991 
    University of Melbourne, MD
  • 1974 
    Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Fellow
  • 1969 
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians , Fellow
  • 1965 
    University of Melbourne, MBBS