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Jocelyne Basseal

Associate Director, Sydney Infectious Diseases Institute (Sydney ID), Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Dr Jocelyne Basseal leads the strategic development of the Institute and fostering local, national and global partnerships. She is a graduate from the University of Sydney with a PhD in Medical Microbiology and has supervised post-graduate students, delivered lectures, organised scientific conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. After leaving academia, Jocelyne spent 8 years as the Managing Editor, Research and Policy Manager for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. With strong governance knowledge, skills in policy development and communication, Jocelyne was instrumental in advocating for best practices in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for medical imaging. During this time, Jocelyne was a consultant for commercial companies as an IPC advisor and delivered educational workshops, supported medical associations with their peer-reviewed journals and developed the research grants scheme for a philanthropic organisation. Since April 2020, Jocelyne worked as an IPC consultant for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 response supporting low-middle income countries in the Western Pacific Region. She is currently the President for the Australasian Medical Writers Association, an active member of the Standards Australia HE-023 committee and facilitating IPC guideline development for Radiology Across Borders.


  • 2022–present
    Associate Director, Sydney Infectious Diseases Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
  • 2020–2021
    Consultant (Infection Prevention & Control COVID-19 response), Western Pacific Regional Office, World Health Organization
  • 2012–2020
    Managing Editor, Research & Policy Manager, Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine
  • 2004–2007
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney


  • 2020 
    Griffith University, Grad Cert (Infection Prevention & Control)
  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, PhD (Microbiology)
  • 1998 
    University of Sydney, B Science (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Medical Writers Association
  • Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control