About Cathryn Murphy
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Since 2004 from our Australian base Infection Control Plus has grown to be a respected, innovative and reliable company offering customised service and quality deliverables to every customer. Infection Control Plus has completed successful consultancies and satisfied customers in every continent.

About Infection Control Plus

As the Chief Executive Officer & Creative Director at Infection Control Plus Pty Ltd, Cathryn Murphy PhD contributes to every client engagement. Over 25 years Cath’s career has covered senior leadership in infection prevention positions in the clinical, government, non-government settings and with professional associations within her home country Australia and internationally.

She is a global advocate for improved Infection prevention with particular interest in capacity building within the Asia Pacific region. Career highlights include working in the USA at the CDC, consulting for the World Health Organization and serving the US-based Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) as a Board member for 7 years including the Presidency in 2010. For more than a decade Cath served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Infection Control and Australia’s Healthcare Infection.

Domestically she has been an invited member and Chair of several Australian Commission in Safety and Healthcare Committees related to infection prevention. She is a fellow of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America and one of a few Australians holding CBIC certification.

In 2016 Cath became the first non-North American to be awarded APIC’s esteemed Carole de Mille Award for lifetime excellence in and dedication to the field of infection prevention. She was also the inaugural recipient in 2006 of the Australian College of Infection Prevention and Control’s (ACIPC) Elaine Graham Robertson Award which rewards excellence in infection control either by research or significant contribution to infection prevention and management practices. ACIPC has also recognised Cath’s outstanding contributions by awarding her Life Membership. Her engagements as a sought-after speaker in multiple countries and across many discrete areas of infection prevention practice and research provide her the opportunity to network with and among multiple infection prevention communities. Cath is actively involved with vascular access, operating room and sterile services associations domestically and internationally. She has multiple publications in scientific and other literature.

She has multiple publications in scientific and other literature.

Cath has also completed a Bachelor of Photography at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. This new skill set enables her to apply creative and visual approaches to her work that compliment her finely honed analytical, clinical and strategic skills and knowledge.