Professor Lyn Gilbert, is an internationally recognised clinician-researcher. She has made major contributions, nationally and internationally, to public health policy and infectious disease diagnosis and surveillance, through influential studies of epidemiology, infection prevention and control (IPC), and ethical implications of diseases of public health importance. She has been a member/chair of numerous NSW and Commonwealth expert committees, including the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, advising on public health microbiology, outbreak control and IPC. Many of her trainees and students are clinical and academic leaders in Australia and overseas. She is a sought after, widely cited and respected media commentator.