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Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman


Peta-Anne Zimmerman

Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery - Nursing
+61 (0)7 5552 8780 (Work)
G16 2.43, Gold Coast Campus

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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), The Albion Centre and as a member of the WHO SARS Response Team. Her expertise has led her to work extensively in China, South East Asia and the South Pacific, directly on outbreak response, and the development of comprehensive infection prevention and control programmes and integration of public health and acute care response in infectious disease emergencies in low and middle income country settings. Peta-Anne is the Convenor of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) LMI Special Interest Group, ACIPC representative and faculty for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and member of the ACIPC Credentialling and Professional Practices (CAPS) Committee. Peta-Anne directs the Graduate Infection Prevention and Control Program at Griffith University and is a member of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland and Visiting Research Fellow with the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Australia. Her research focus is infection prevention and control and outbreak response, including novel approaches to the teaching and learning of this discipline, and health education in general, including the use of pop-culture and zombies.


  • Member
    Health Care Practice & Survivorship1 Jan 2018
  • Program Advisor Graduate Infection Prevention and Control
    Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Gold Coast, Australia1 Nov 2017


  • Visiting Research Fellow
    Gold Coast Health, Infection Control, Gold Coast, Australia1 Jan 2013


  • Doctor of Public Health
    University of Wollongong