HAIVAIRN

Stage 3

 

The stage 3 workshop was held in the Hemsley Building, University Park Campus, at the University of Nottingham on 26 October 2017.

The HAIVAIRN team summarised and presented the findings from HAIVAIRN stages 1 and 2. Additionally, an affiliated PhD student, Kostas Tsattalios, PhD candidate, Robert Gordon University, supervised by one of the team, provided brief summary of processes and initial findings from his integrative review on visual interventions in HAIs which was linked thematically to an aspect of the HAIVAIRN study. This led to an open discussion.

New network members, awarded grants from the AHRC-led AMR Theme 3 call, were invited to attend and each provided a summary of their new research projects, as follows:

  • Prof Tim Sharpe, Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art: Influence of ventilation design on the prevalence of anti-microbial bacteria in homes.
  • Associate Professor Catherine Stones, School of Design, University of Leeds: Lifting the lid on bacteria: designing ambient communications to improve hygiene in primary school toilets.
  • Dr Kerstin Sailer, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London: Paths of resistant pathogens in hospitals: architecture, design interventions, transmission risks.
  • Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University: Exploring hygiene practices in different home environments in Ghana to understand how homes are a source of infection of AMR bacteria carried by dust.
  • Mr Richard Beckett, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London: Niches for organic territories in bio-augmented design (NOTBAD).
  • Dr Colin Macduff, School of Design, The Glasgow School of Art: Re-envisaging infection practice ecologies in nursing through arts and humanities approaches (RIPEN).
  • Dr Elta Smith (for Dr Emma Pitchforth, University of Exeter), RAND Europe: AMR policy development: looking forward through history.
  • Prof Nik Brown, Department of Sociology, University of York: Pathways, practices and architectures: containing antimicrobial resistance in a cystic fibrosis clinic.
  • Prof Sue Walker, Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading: Information design and architecture in persuasive pharmacy space: combating anti-microbial resistance.
  • Prof Alastair Macdonald, School of Design, The Glasgow School of Art: AMRSim: a microbial reality simulator.
  • Prof Alan Short, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge: Excising infection in the surgical environment [[1]]

James Dracott, Strategy and Development Manager AHRC, also attended, to update attendees on various AHRC initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


[1]  NB provided summary only, unable to attend