About Professor Ramon Shaban

Professor Shaban is the Inaugural Clinical Chair and Professor of Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District, within the Sydney Nursing School and Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity. As an credentialled expert infection control practitioner and emergency nurse, his inter-professional expertise in infectious diseases, infection control and emergency care are the basis of a highly successful and integrated program of teaching, practice, and research. Professor Shaban is a member of the Australian Government Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, a member of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Healthcare-associated Infection Advisory Committee and is the immediate Past President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention. He is a delegate member representative to the World Health Organization Global Outbreak and Response Network, and in 2016 Ramon served as Technical Advisor (Antimicrobial Resistance) to the World Health Organization. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Australasian Emergency Care and Senior Editor of Infection, Disease and Health.


  • Infectious diseases; Infection prevention and control; Antimicrobial resistance.
  • Clinical judgement and decision-making; Health professional regulation; Interdisciplinary practice.
  • Clinical governance; Safety and quality in healthcare; Health systems structure and performance.
  • Emergency care; health and medical sciences.
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Selected publications


  • Fry, M., Fitzpatrick, L., Considine, J., Shaban, R., Curtis, K. (2018). Emergency department utilisation among older people with acute and/or chronic conditions: A multi-centre retrospective study. International Emergency Nursing, 37, 39-43. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., Considine, J., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Case study and case-based research in emergency nursing and care: Theoretical foundations and practical application in paramedic pre-hospital clinical judgment and decision-making of patients with mental illness. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 17-24. [More Information]
  • Considine, J., Shaban, R., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Evidence based emergency nursing: Designing a research question and searching the literature. International Emergency Nursing, 32, 78-82. [More Information]
  • Tatham, P., Stadler, F., Murray, A., Shaban, R. (2017). Flying maggots: a smart logistic solution to an enduring medical challenge. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 7(2), 172-193. [More Information]
  • Ng, W., Shaban, R., van de Mortel, T. (2017). Healthcare professionals' hand hygiene knowledge and beliefs in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Infection Prevention (formerly: British Journal of Infection Control), 18(3), 134-142. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., Maloney, S., Gerrard, J., Collignon, P., Macbeth, D., Cruickshank, M., Hume, A., Jennison, A., Graham, R., Bergh, H., et al (2017). Outbreak of health care-associated Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection attributed to contaminated sterile gel used for central line insertion under ultrasound guidance and other procedures. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(9), 954-958. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Shaban, R., MacBeth, D., Wood, C., Russo, P. (2017). The burden of healthcare-associated infection in Australian hospitals: A systematic review of the literature. Infection, Disease and Health, 22(3), 117-128. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Fry, M., Shaban, R., Considine, J. (2017). Translating research findings to clinical nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(5-6), 862-872. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Curtis, K., Considine, J., Shaban, R. (2017). Using observation to collect data in emergency research. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 25-30. [More Information]
  • Needham, J., McMurray, A., Shaban, R. (2016). Best practice in clinical facilitation of undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice, 20, 131-138. [More Information]