SHIP team’s Professor Kay Currie wins Sensational Supervision Award

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)’s Students’ Association hosts annual Teaching Awards to recognise staff across the University who have gone above and beyond to ensure that GCU students have a great learning experience. This year’s Teaching Awards took place online on Thursday 19th May 2022! The Awards are given in different categories, one of which includes…

Blasting biofilms – how microbiology has shifted focus

In this month’s blog post, Dr William Johnston, a research assistant in Biological and Biomedical Sciences and a member of the SHIP team, outlines how biofilms are changing microbiology research. I have been involved in microbiology research since back in my undergraduate days here at GCU, where I was focussing on catheter-related bloodstream infections. After graduating…

SHIP team reviews the evidence on important aspects of hand hygiene for the World Health Organization

By Katie Hendry, Dr Lucyna Gozdzielewska and Prof Lesley Price Effective hand hygiene among healthcare staff is one of the most important infection prevention strategies available worldwide. Hand hygiene also helps individuals to effectively reduce bacteria on their hands in their daily lives. However, uncertainty remains concerning a range of issues related to hand hygiene,…

The SHIP team celebrates World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

By Ayodeji Matuluko Every year the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) to increase awareness of the global public health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR is the ability of microorganisms to develop mechanisms that protect them against antimicrobial medicines, i.e. antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics. There has been an increase…

Can a mobile app help healthcare workers master the correct hand hygiene technique? Our recent paper answers this question

While it is well known that hand hygiene helps to prevent infections in both healthcare and community settings, to be effective it needs to be performed in the correct way by using the 6-step technique, recommended by the World Health Organization. For this reason, healthcare workers are taught the 6-step hand hygiene technique during their…

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