Royal Melbourne Hospital
Elizabeth Orr is the Manager of the Infection Prevention Surveillance Service at Melbourne Health. Elizabeth has worked with VICNISS, Hand Hygiene Australia, Austin Health and Monash Health as a Clinical Nurse Consultant. Her interests in Infection Control vary depending on the day and she enjoys spending time outdoors such as diving with great white sharks.
Leisa is currently the National Staff Health Manager for Ramsay Health Care (Australia). She is also the Infection Control Coordinator for 3 of their facilities. She has been working in the area of staff health and infection control for over the last 10 years across the public and private health care industries.
Leisa has a Bachelor of Nursing & Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing (Deakin University), is an Accredited Nurse Immuniser and has worked on a number of State and Australian working parties including ACHS and the Australian Standards. She is currently studying her Masters in Public Health at the University of Tasmania.
Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital
Paul is the current Manager, Infection Prevention Service at Barwon Health based in Geelong Victoria. Paul has worked in the field of Infection Prevention for over 15 years both in Australia and the United Kingdom. During his time in Australia he has worked at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne Health and as a Project Coordinator with Hand Hygiene Australia. In the United Kingdom Paul served in the British Royal Navy as a Nursing Officer and in the distant past within the Submarine Service. Paul has developed a relatively recent interest in the potential for behavioural change and the application to infection prevention compliance amongst healthcare workers.
Department of Health & Human Services
Sue is a NZ trained Registered Comprehensive Nurse and Infection Control Practitioner, and
an Australian Credentialed Infection Control Professional- Expert. Sue has spent the last 18
years working in infection prevention and control in a variety of Australian settings including
the acute, aged care and community sectors, and is currently one of two Grampians Regional
Infection Control Advisors for the Department of Health and Human Services, Rural and
Regional Health Branch Victoria. This position assists in facilitating a coordinated approach to
the implementation of a statewide infection prevention and control strategic framework, and
supports the practitioners working in the Grampians Region Healthcare Services.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne
Jeannine is the AMS pharmacist at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne. Since joining the AMS team in 2013, she has been involved in the implementation of the AMS program, including activities such as the restriction of selected antimicrobials and the development of an AMS mobile app. In 2015 she published an article in Healthcare Infection on their team’s experiences at implementing an AMS program in the private hospital setting.
Misha Devchand is an antimicrobial stewardship/infectious diseases pharmacist at Austin Health and is currently undertaking her masters of clinical pharmacy through Monash University. Her research interests include AMS education, antimicrobial prescribing in the ICU, quality use of medicines and antibiotic allergies.