Ruth Barratt

Ruth Barratt is a PhD student at the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity at the University of Sydney.

Ruth is a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience in infection prevention and control across all types of healthcare settings. She holds a Master of Advanced Practice Infection Control and Prevention (Honours), Griffith University.

Ruth has an interest in clinical guidelines for pandemics and was a member of the national technical advisory groups for pandemic H1N1 Influenza and Ebola Virus Disease in New Zealand.

Project:  A mixed methods study of the risk-taking behaviour of clinical staff towards routine use of protective masks for infectious diseases


  • Professor Lyn Gilbert
  • Professor Ramon Z. Shaban – Clinical Chair, Infection Prevention and Control, Sydney Nursing School and Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, The University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District