Matt Mason commenced his career at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne (Trauma/Orthopaedic ward and then Trauma ICU and Hyperbaric Medicine) from there moved to community nursing in outer Melbourne where his portfolio included men’s and youth health, and coordinating the needle and syringe exchange program. Matt and his family then moved to the Pitjitjanjara lands to work for Nganampa Health Council as a Remote Area Nurse. Following this he took up a position as an Infection Prevention and Staff Health Clinical Nurse Consultant at a Victorian rural facility, beginning a career long fascination with infection prevention and control.
Before coming to lecture at USC, Matt and his family spent four years on Thursday Island where he was the site co-ordinator and lecturer for James Cook University. This was a varied and wide-ranging position that offered many challenges and rewards.
Matt's interests are in infection prevention, infectious diseases, emergency management and clinical governance with a particular focus on austere environments.