Professor Brett Mitchell is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle. He is an expert in infection control, leading hospital and State programs. He has clinical 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. Professor Mitchell is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control and a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing. 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 and has sat on national committees with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. His research interests include health services research, environmental cleaning, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and surveillance of infections.