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Biography

Philip is Director of Nursing Research, Cabrini Health and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia. After undertaking a Masters of Clinical Epidemiology, he worked in both state and national level in healthcare infection prevention positions. In 2016, he completed his PhD titled "Evidence based recommendations for national healthcare associated infection surveillance". A/Professor Russo has attracted over $1 million in research funding from government, industry and academic sources and is recognised internationally for work in infection prevention. A/Professor Russo has presented at both national and international conferences, authored over 50 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters. Currently he is leading the Australian National Healthcare Associated Infection Point Prevalence Survey, and collaborating on several other healthcare associated infection related national research projects. He is also the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Early Career Fellowship. Leadership and engagement activities include being current President Elect of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control, the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region, a 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. 

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

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Research Output 1997 2019

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

Russo, P. L., Digby, R. & Bucknall, T., 11 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Infection Control. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Reducing urinary catheter use using an electronic reminder system in hospitalized patients: A randomized stepped-wedge trial

Mitchell, B. G., Northcote, M., Cheng, A. C., Fasugba, O., Russo, P. L. & Rosebrock, H., 1 Apr 2019, In : Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 40, p. 427–431 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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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., 29 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Infection Control. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effects of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative after 8 years on infection control practices, health-care worker education, and clinical outcomes: a longitudinal study

Grayson, M. L., Stewardson, A. J., Russo, P. L., Ryan, K. E., Olsen, K. L., Havers, S. M., Greig, S., Cruickshank, M. & on behalf of Hand Hygiene Australia and the National Hand Hygiene Initiative, 1 Nov 2018, In : Lancet Infectious Diseases. 18, 11, p. 1269-1277 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access