The Impact of Culture on Infectious Disease Transmission

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Lecture Overview

Following her research in developing countries, Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman shares her insights into infectious disease transmission when cultural and environmental factors can make prevention challenging. A unique healthcare perspective on this topic - this talk will have you rethinking how you might approach disease education with people from CALD backgrounds.


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Peta-Anne Zimmerman

Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman is an internationally respected clinician, educator and researcher in Infection Prevention and Control. Dr Zimmerman's experience includes consultancy work with the World Health Organization (WHO), AusAID, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Secretariat of the Pacific Communities (SPC) and The Albion Centre, and she was a member of the WHO SARS response team. Her expertise has led her to work extensively in South East Asia and the South Pacific, on the development of comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control programmes and integration of public health and acute care response in emerging infectious disease emergencies, in low- and middle-income country settings. She is currently the Course Convenor with the Griffith Graduate Infection Prevention and Control Program within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is an active member of a variety of professional groups and committees, including the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control where she is a Credentialled Infection Control Professional. See Educator Profile