Professor of Nursing, Avondale College of Higher Education

Professor Brett Mitchell is a Professor of Nursing and Director of the Lifestyle Research Centre at Avondale College. 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 100 peer reviewed journal and conference presentations. He is the Chair of an NHMRC committee revising the national infection control guidelines


  • –present
    Professor of Nursing, Avondale College of Higher Education
  • 2016–present
    Adjunct associate, Griffith University


  • 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)