Professor Ramon Z. Shaban is the Clinical Chair and Professor of Infection Prevention and Disease 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. Ramon is a credentialed expert infection control practitioner with expertise in infectious diseases, infection control and antimicrobial resistance. He is Co-Chair of the New South Wales Biocontainment Centre Committee for NSW Health, a future state-of-the-art centre for the prevention and containment of high-consequence infectious disease located at Westmead Hospital.
Ramon has been at the forefront of the development and advancement of infection prevention and control professional for decades. He was integral to the establishment of formal national coordination of the surveillance and reporting of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic usage in Australia, leading two landmark studies within the auspices of multi-jurisdictional agencies of the Australian Government. Ramon is the Immediate Past President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC), and a former member of the Australian Government Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Healthcare-associated Infection Advisory Committee. He is the ACIPC Executive Representative to the World Health Organization Global Outbreak and Response Network, and in 2016 he served as Technical Advisor on Antimicrobial Resistance to the World Health Organization. He is Editor-in-Chief of Australasian Emergency Care and Senior Editor for Infection, Disease and Health.