Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention

The Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) research group is led by Professors Jacqui Reilly and Lesley Price who have established a strong relationship between research and its application to infection prevention in the National Health Service (NHS).

As a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including nurses, microbiologists and health psychologists we are committed to developing clinical practice while working in partnership with patients, clinical staff and service management, to safeguard against infection and to enhance the quality of patient care. Infection prevention research has been undertaken at GCU for 20 years with outputs of more than 100 peer reviewed publications and a very successful result in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 

Our research

We provide evidence of effective measures to prevent infections nationally and internationally through our partnership with Public Health Scotland and by collaborations with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization.

The following diagram shows the current work streams and the lead researcher for each stream. The group members section details individual research profiles with detail of successful grants and publications.

Contact information

T: +44 (0)141 331 3431


Twitter: @GCUAdultNursing



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For more information

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