Philip Russo is an associate professor and director of theCabrini Monash University Department of Nursing Research, Monash University, as well as President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. He is a member of the COVID Evidence Taskforce Steering Committee and has over 25 years nursing experience in a variety of health care settings. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research and undertaken a Masters of Clinical Epidemiology. He has held infection prevention roles at both a state and national level, and has been involved in number of research projects most recently leading the Australian National Healthcare Associated Infection Point Prevalence Survey, and collaborating on several other HAI related national projects. His Alfred Deakin post-doctoral work is exploring efficient methods to identify HAI surgical site infections. Dr Russo has presented at both national and international conferences and published over 50 peer reviewed articles.