I am a sociologist with a particular interest in ethnographic and qualitative research methods.  My research focuses primarily on infection prevention control and enhancing patient safety by reducing healthcare associated infections and complications.  I combine this work with a keen interest in historical sociology and the impact of class and place upon social, cultural and economic life.

I have worked at three universities in the UK.  I have a first class honours degree in sociology and a PhD, both from Cardiff University.  I have undertaken research and policy work for the Welsh Refugee Council, and have been a member of the Welsh Assembly Government ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Strategy Advisory Group.  


  1. & The neglected element of hand hygiene - significance of hand drying, efficiency of different methods and clinical implication: a review. Journal of Infection Prevention, 175717741881554
  2. & A review of isolation practices and procedures in healthcare settings. British Journal of Nursing 27(3), 137-140.
  3. & Source isolation and patient wellbeing in healthcare settings. British Journal of Nursing 27(2), 88-91.

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  • An Inpatient Antimicrobial Resistance Intervention to Impact Patient Cognition and Behaviour in Welsh Hospitals (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Julian Hunt
    Other supervisor: Prof Sharon Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof John Gammon