Professor Imogen Mitchell has a background in intensive care and is an internationally recognised health systems expert. Her current research is focused on improving end-of-life care at a local and national level. She played a key role in the development of an innovative teaching program, COMPASS, which is now used in healthcare organisations around the world to help healthcare professionals recognise signs of patient deterioration. Her other areas of interest include: patient safety in healthcare organisations, women in medicine and bullying and harassment in the medical profession.
Professor Mitchell was Director of the ANU Medical School from 2017 to 2020.