Lyn Gilbert

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.

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