Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman


Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman (RN, DPH, CICP-E, SFHEA) is an internationally respected clinician, educator, and researcher in infection prevention and control (IPC). Dr Zimmerman’s experience in IPC spans over 20 years and her domestic clinical experience, research, and expertise has led her to work extensively in China, South East Asia and throughout both the South and North Pacific, directly on outbreak response, the development of comprehensive infection prevention and control programs, and integration of public health and acute care response in infectious disease emergencies in low and middle income country settings.

Peta-Anne is the Program Advisor of the Graduate Infection Prevention and Control Programs at Griffith University, which includes the only named Master of Infection Prevention and Control in the region and is proud to be the Visiting Research Fellow with the Infection Control Department of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.Peta-Anne holds the award of Credentialled Infection Control Professional – Expert, is the Convenor of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) LMI Special Interest Group, ACIPC representative and senior teaching faculty for the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), and member of the ACIPC Credentialling and Professional Practices (CAPS) Committee. Peta-Anne is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.