Infection Prevention

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Healthcare Associated Infections and Infectious Disease

Healthcare associated infections—infections resulting from a person receiving healthcare—are relatively common, but a large proportion can be prevented. World-first studies, led by researchers at the Lifestyle Research Centre, have demonstrated the impact of these infections on healthcare centres and individuals and emphasised the need for more conscientious practices.

Current projects


Project Lead Partners Grant Date

Reducing catheter associated urinary tract infections in hospitals: a randomised controlled study

Avondale

ACU, Monash University, ANU and QUT

HCF Foundation Grant

2017-2018

Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning Hospital (REACH)

QUT

Avondale, Wesley Medical Research Unit, UWA, ACU

NHMRC funded partnership grant

2014-2017

Reducing catheter use: a randomised controlled study

Avondale

Deakin, Monash

Senver Industry Grant

2017-2018

RediRoom

Avondale

Partnership with industry

2016-2017

The use of Twitter in infection prevention and control conferences

University of West London

Avondale

Avondale Summer Scholarship

2016-2017

Electronic surveillance of healthcare associated infections: A systematic review

Avondale

Deakin University, Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital

Avondale Summer Scholarship

2016-2017

The burden of healthcare associated infection in Australian hospitals: A systematic review

Avondale

Deakin University, Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital

Avondale Summer Scholarship

2016-2017

Reducing environmental contamination using dilute hydrogen peroxide (DHP) technology: an observational cross over study

Avondale

Hunter New England Health District

2016-2017

Academic-industry integration in health: Enhancing postgraduate professional learning for specialty infection control practice

Griffith University

Avondale

2016-2018


Previous projects


Project Lead Partners Grant Date

Surveillance to reduce urinary tract infections (STRUTI)

ACU

Avondale, Canberra Hospital and Melbourne Health

Ian Potter Foundation, ACU

2014-2016

Defining an optimal infection control model

Avondale

ACU, QUT, Gold Coast Hospital

2014-2016

The burden of urinary tract infections in an Australian Setting

Avondale

Hunter New England Health

Australasian College for Infection and Prevention Control

Prior Room Occupancy and risk of infection: a systematic review

Avondale

NHS (United Kingdom)

Avondale Summer Scholarship

2014-2016

Evaluating environmental cleanliness

Avondale

DHS (Tasmania)

2014-2015

Nurse staffing and risk of infection: Systematic review and meta analysis

Avondale

NHS, University of Columbia, ACU

Convidien

2014-2015

Graduating nurses knowledge of infection control

Avondale

University of Tasmania, DHHS (Tasmania)

Convidien

2013-2014

Antimicrobial resistance in urinary isolates, a population based study

Avondale

Royal Hobart Hospital

2013-2014

Risk of MRSA from prior room occupancy

Avondale

Launceston Hospital, NHS (UK)

2013-2014