Group Members and Research Students


Evonne’s infection control career began late in 1987 and from 2006 until September 2015 she led the outbreak programme of work at Health Protection Scotland. She is now an independent nurse consultant for infection prevention and control. Her key infection prevention interests are: quality improvement, outbreaks and safe IV therapy.  She has over 70 publications and has led 3 multi-centre research projects on reducing phlebitis, identifying norovirus index cases and reducing MRSA using statistical process control charts. Her doctorate focused on the safety issues associated with infusate contamination. She writes the Outbreak Column in the Journal of Infection Prevention.  @EvonneTCurran

Professor Graves currently works at the Queensland University of Technology will be bringing his expertise (on a consultancy basis) to the Evaluation of Cost of Nosocomial Infection (ECONI) a project currently being undertaken within the SHIP team on the Socio-economic burden of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI).

  • Elaine Ross

Elaine is Infection Control Manager for NHS Dumfries & Galloway and whilst managing a service, retains a clinical role covering both acute and community settings. A registered nurse since 1989 and infection prevention nurse since 2004 she gained her Master’s degree in 2009 and subsequently became Health Protection Nurse Consultant working in NHS Dumfries and Galloway Public Health department. Elaine works with the SHIP Research Group as a honorary research fellow providing clinical expertise and experience.

PhD Students

PhD Opportunities

There are many PhD opportunities available for full and part-time students within the research group and you would gain expert supervision amongst a team of enthusiastic academics. 

For further information on PhD opportunities please contact Dr Lesley Price on +44 141 331 3431.