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Lecturer and Program Co-ordinator: Nursing, University of the Sunshine Coast

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.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer and Program Co-ordinator: Nursing , University of the Sunshine Coast
  • 2010–2013
    Lecturer & Site Co-ordinator, James Cook University
  • 2003–2010
    Infection prevention & Control CNC, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service


  • 2008 
    Monash University, Master of Rural Health
  • 2005 
    Griffith University, Master of Advanced Practice (Infection Control)
  • 2001 
    Flinders University, Graduate Diploma of Remote Health Practice
  • 1997 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control
  • Australian Epidemiology Association