GCU paper hailed a top 20 page-turner

A research paper analysing public awareness of antimicrobial resistance has been named as one of the top 20 most downloaded papers in the prestigious British Journal of Health Psychology. The research, led by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) senior lecturer in psychology Dr Jo McParland, is entitled ‘What are the ‘active ingredients’ of interventions targeting the…

SHIP raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance -World Antibiotic Awareness Week

This is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and to celebrate the Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) researchers at GCU thought we’d tell you a little bit about what we’ve been doing to get involved. World Antibiotic Awareness Week is organised by the World Health Organization and has been running since November 2015. The campaign aims…

Headline news -the right way to wash your hands

If Content is King then Context is Queen In April 2016 a study completed by SHIP (Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention) researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) made the headlines as it produced the first evidence, in a randomised controlled trial (RCT), that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 6-step hand hygiene guidance is more effective…

An integrated way to fight antimicrobial resistance

Last month the 2nd UK One Health Report was published. This reports on both human and animal antibiotic use, sales and resistance during 2013. Professor Jacqui Reilly was one of the report contributors. It aims to encourage further joint working between human & animal sectors,  identify the emerging and current antibiotic resistance threats, identify differences in surveillance…

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