Professor Lyn Gilbert is an infectious disease physician and clinical microbiologist and has Master’s degree in Bioethics.
She is a senior researcher at the Marie Bashir Institute for Emerging Infections and Biosecurity and at Sydney Health Ethics (formerly Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine) at the University of Sydney.
Until recently she was Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Laboratory Services and Director of Infection Prevention and Control for Western Sydney Local Health District, at Westmead Hospital.
Her main research interests are prevention, surveillance, control and ethics of communicable diseases of public health importance.
Currently, her research focuses particularly on the ethics and politics of:
- hospital infection prevention and control and antimicrobial resistance, including responsibilities of healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations
- one health approaches to prediction and management of emerging infectious diseases.
Research Leader of
- Community perspectives on distributing an initially limited supply of vaccines in the event of an influenza pandemic
- Evaluating video-reflexive methods to improve infection prevention and use of personal protective equipment in Australian hospitals
- Understanding stakeholder beliefs, attitudes and responses to COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC): a multimodal qualitative study
- Understanding routine (non-outbreak) respiratory protective equipment behaviour of hospital workers in different clinical settings – lessons for the future post COVID-19
- Disagreement among experts about public health decision making: is it polarisation and does it matter?
- Aged care residents — and everybody else — would benefit from better control of COVID-19 transmission
- Real world impact of 13vPCV in preventing invasive pneumococcal pneumonia in Australian children: A national study
- Exploring healthcare workers’ perspectives of video feedback for training in the use of powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
- ‘Like building a plane and flying it all in one go’: an interview study of infection prevention and control in Australian general practice during the first 2 years of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
- Paradoxes of pandemic infection control: Proximity, pace and care within and beyond SARS-CoV-2
- Experiences of risk in Australian hotel quarantine: a qualitative study
- What is needed to sustain improvements in hospital practices post-COVID-19? A qualitative study of interprofessional dissonance in hospital infection prevention and control
- Uncertainty and agency in COVID-19 hotel quarantine in Australia
- Experiences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic amongst Australian Healthcare workers: From stressors to protective factors
- “One minute it’s an airborne virus, then it’s a droplet virus, and then it’s like nobody really knows…”: Experiences of pandemic PPE amongst Australian healthcare workers
- Entanglements of affect, space, and evidence in pandemic healthcare: An analysis of Australian healthcare workers’ experiences of COVID-19
- Testing the efficacy and acceptability of video-reflexive methods in personal protective equipment training for medical interns: a mixed methods study
- Constructing an ethical framework for priority allocation of pandemic vaccines
- Education and training in infection prevention and control: Exploring support for national standards
- Priority allocation of pandemic influenza vaccines in Australia – Recommendations of 3 community juries
- Changes in public preferences for technologically enhanced surveillance following the COVID-19 pandemic: a discrete choice experiment
- COVID‐19 in a Sydney nursing home: a case study and lessons learnt
- Hospital Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS): Dual strategies to reduce antibiotic resistance (ABR) in hospitals
- Medical interns’ reflections on their training in use of personal protective equipment
- Trajectories of hospital infection control: Using non-representational theory to understand and improve infection prevention and control
- Living with COVID-19: Planning policy for the next stage
- SARS, MERS and COVID-19—new threats; old lessons
- Hospital infection control: old problem – evolving challenges
- One Health and zoonotic uncertainty in Singapore and Australia: Examining different regimes of precaution in outbreak decision-making
- Enablers of, and barriers to, optimal glove and mask use for routine care in the emergency department: an ethnographic study of Australian clinicians
- Advancing Planetary Health in Australia: focus on emerging infections and antimicrobial resistance
- Communicable disease surveillance ethics in the age of big data and new technology
- Perspectives of Australian policy-makers on the potential benefits and risks of technologically enhanced communicable disease surveillance – a modified Delphi survey
- Managing the risk of Hendra virus spillover in Australia using ecological approaches: A report on three community juries
- Public preferences for One Health approaches to emerging infectious diseases: A discrete choice experiment
- Clinician perceptions of respiratory infection risk; a rationale for research into mask use in routine practice
- To follow a rule? On frontline clinicians’ understandings and embodiments of hospital-acquired infection prevention and control rules
- Presentation: Keeping our hospitals safe from exotic infections
- Presentation: Talking with patients: Improving clinician-patient communication around healthcare-associated infections using video-reflexive methods