Philip is Director of Nursing Research, Cabrini Health and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. He is the President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control, and Deputy Chair of the COVID-19 Infection Control Expert Group to the Australian Department of Health. He is a member of the COVID Evidence Taskforce Steering Committee, Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR, the Healthcare Associated Infection Advisory Committee to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and a member of the Australian College of Nursing. He is also the recipient of a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship, and has received research funding from the Rosemary Norman Foundation, Cardinal Health, Australian College of Nursing and the Cabrini Institute.Read more about Philip Russo's research
Philip Russo's Articles
Driving down the numbers
Takeaway coffee, yes; a stroll through Bunnings, no. The Victorian government has introduced tough stage four business restrictions to crack down on COVID-19 workplace transmission.
COVID-19 case spike
Victoria's shock 723 new infections could be the result of more testing, but people's behaviour is probably also to blame.
The thing about masks ...
As rates of COVID-19 community transmission in Victoria increase, so too does the importance of wearing masks, but they're not the silver bullet in the fight against the disease's spread.
COVID-19 lockdown life
It's time to accept that moving in and out of various levels of restriction may just be a part of life as we know it in 2020, and likely 2021.
Public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne have been placed under 'hard lockdown', with 3000 residents confined to home for at least five days.
Lockdown reality check
Victoria's COVID-19 spike, and return to suburban lockdown, is a reminder that we all need to follow the basics of infection control for some time yet.