Philip Russo

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

1997 …2023

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Personal profile

Biography

Philip is Director of Nursing Research, Cabrini Health and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia. 

A/Professor Russo is an internationally regarded expert in healthcare associated infection prevention, and led the recently completed the Australian National Healthcare Associated Infection Point Prevalence Survey, the first in Australia for 34 years. He is also President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC), the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region.

A/Professor Russo is the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Early Career Fellowship and has attracted over $1 million in research funding from government, industry and academic sources. He has presented at both national and international conferences, authored over 50 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters. 

Aside from his role at ACIPC, other leadership and engagement activities include; member of the National Health and Medical Research Council Infection Control Guidelines Advisory Committee and formerly a member of the Healthcare Associated Infection Advisory Committee for the Australian Safety and Quality in Health Care Commission. 

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Research interests

Healthcare associated infection and infection prevention, surveillance, value based care, patient safety and quality, infectious disease, implementation science, mixed methodology.

Supervision interests

Healthcare related infection

Patient safety and quality

Value based healthcare

Community service

President Elect, Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC)

Member NHMRC Infection Control Guidelines Advisory Committee

Clinical activities

Director Cabrini Monash University Department of Nursing Research

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Queensland University of Technology

Clinical Epidemiology, Masters, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Nursing, Bachelor, Deakin University

External positions

Conjoint Lecturer, Avondale College

Research area keywords

  • Public Health
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Patient Safety
  • Health Services Research
  • Epidemiology

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Projects

Research Output

Where is the strength of evidence? A review of infection prevention and control guidelines

Mitchell, B. G., Fasugba, O. & Russo, P. L., 21 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Hospital Infection. 10 p.

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Bundles of bundles

Russo, P. L., 1 Aug 2019, In : Infection, Disease and Health. 24, 3, p. 113-114 2 p.

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Clinician perspectives of policy implementation: A qualitative study of the implementation of a national infection prevention policy in Australian hospitals

Havers, S. M., Russo, P. L., Page, K., Wilson, A. & Hall, L., Apr 2019, In : American Journal of Infection Control. 47, 4, p. 366-370 5 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Consumer knowledge and attitudes toward public reporting of health care–associated infection data

Russo, P. L., Digby, R. & Bucknall, T., Jun 2019, In : American Journal of Infection Control. 47, 6, p. 656-660 5 p.

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Organisation and governance of infection prevention and control in Australian residential aged care facilities: A national survey

Mitchell, B. G., Shaban, R. Z., MacBeth, D. & Russo, P., Nov 2019, In : Infection, Disease and Health. 24, 4, p. 187-193 7 p.

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Press / Media

Infections hit one in 10 in hospitals

Philip Russo

15/07/1928/07/19

5 Media contributions

Press/Media: Research