More research is needed into the economic impact of surgical site infection prevention

In a recently accepted paper by the SHIP team, PhD student Agi McFarland, Professor Jacqui Reilly, Professor Helen Mason and Dr Sarkis Manoukian highlight a need for more robust evidence base in relation to surgical site infection (SSI) prevention. SSIs present a significant burden to healthcare and patients in terms of excess length of stay,…

SHIP PhD Students attend Medical Research Foundation AMR Training Conference

As of the year 2018, the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) invested £4M to establish a yearly PhD training programme aiming to train early career researchers in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In doing so, MRF aimed to foster new, robust and active networks between researchers from a variety of research backgrounds in the UK in order…

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…

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