A clinical microbiologist by training, Prof. Michael A. Borg heads the Department of Infection Prevention and Control at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta and chairs the country’s National Antibiotic Committee. He is also a past chair of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) and provides expert advice to the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) on the prevention & control of healthcare associated infections and the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine.
He has been involved in several EU funded projects on the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, prevention and control of healthcare associated infections and antibiotic use within Europe and the Mediterranean region. He has authored or collaborated in more than 100 publications on these subjects within peer reviewed journals. His latest research interests focus especially on human behaviour and change management and their role in infection prevention and control as well as antibiotic stewardship.