Stephanie Dancer

Stephanie Dancer

Prof Stephanie Dancer

Professor

Biography

Dr Stephanie Dancer is a Consultant Microbiologist in NHS Lanarkshire and Professor of Microbiology at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. She has been editing the Journal of Hospital Infection for 20 years, five of them as editor-in-chief. She also edits for International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Infection, Disease & Health. She trained at Bart's Hospital in London followed by postgraduate studies at Guy's Hospital, where she gained a thesis on the epidemiology and biochemistry of toxin-producing staphylococci.
In 2002-05 Stephanie set up national MRSA surveillance in Scotland and helped establish the Scottish Microbiology Forum. She is currently a member of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) groups on infection control, MRSA & multi-resistant Gram-negative bacilli and NHS Scotland Cleaning & Decontamination committee.
Here research interests include: hospital cleaning, antimicrobial management, hospital-acquired infection and MRSA.

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Ethanol is indispensable for virucidal hand antisepsis: memorandum from the alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) Task Force, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, and the Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO), Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany

Journal Article
Kramer, A., Arvand, M., Christiansen, B., Dancer, S., Eggers, M., Exner, M., …Pittet, D. (2022)
Ethanol is indispensable for virucidal hand antisepsis: memorandum from the alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) Task Force, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, and the Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO), Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 11(1), Article 93. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-022-01134-7
Background: The approval of ethanol by the Biocidal Products Regulation has been under evaluation since 2007. This follows concern over alcohol uptake from ethanol-based hand ...

A Better Disinfectant for Low-Resourced Hospitals? A Multi-Period Cluster Randomised Trial Comparing Hypochlorous Acid with Sodium Hypochlorite in Nigerian Hospitals: The EWASH Trial

Journal Article
Gon, G., Dansero, L., Aiken, A. M., Bottomley, C., Dancer, S. J., Graham, W. J., …Okwor, T. J. (2022)
A Better Disinfectant for Low-Resourced Hospitals? A Multi-Period Cluster Randomised Trial Comparing Hypochlorous Acid with Sodium Hypochlorite in Nigerian Hospitals: The EWASH Trial. Microorganisms, 10(5), Article 910. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10050910
Environmental hygiene in hospitals is a major challenge worldwide. Low-resourced hospitals in African countries continue to rely on sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) as major disinf...

Quantifying transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 in different situations

Journal Article
Greenhalgh, T., Peng, Z., Jimenez, J. L., Bahnfleth, W., Dancer, S. J., & Bourouiba, L. (2022)
Quantifying transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 in different situations. BMJ, 376(8322), o106. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o106

Practical Indicators for Risk of Airborne Transmission in Shared Indoor Environments and Their Application to COVID-19 Outbreaks

Journal Article
Peng, Z., Rojas, A. P., Kropff, E., Bahnfleth, W., Buonanno, G., Dancer, S., …Jimenez, J. (2022)
Practical Indicators for Risk of Airborne Transmission in Shared Indoor Environments and Their Application to COVID-19 Outbreaks. Environmental Science and Technology, 56(2), 1125-1137. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c06531
Some infectious diseases, including COVID-19, can undergo airborne transmission. This may happen at close proximity, but as time indoors increases, infections can occur in sha...

Probabilistic microsimulation to examine the cost-effectiveness of hospital admission screening strategies for carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Manoukian, S., Stewart, S., Dancer, S. J., Mason, H., Graves, N., Robertson, C., …Reilly, J. (in press)
Probabilistic microsimulation to examine the cost-effectiveness of hospital admission screening strategies for carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in the United Kingdom. European Journal of Health Economics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-021-01419-5
Background Antimicrobial resistance has been recognised as a global threat with carbapenemase- producing-Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) as a prime example. CPE has similarities to C...

Healthcare-acquired clusters of COVID-19 across multiple wards in a Scottish health board

Journal Article
Dancer, S., Cormack, K., Loh, M., Coulombe, C., Thomas, L., Pravinkumar, S., …Keaney, J. (2022)
Healthcare-acquired clusters of COVID-19 across multiple wards in a Scottish health board. Journal of Hospital Infection, 120, 23-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2021.11.019
Background Healthcare-acquired COVID-19 has been an additional burden on hospitals managing increasing numbers of patients with SARS-CoV-2. One acute hospital (W) among three ...

Why don’t we just open the windows?

Journal Article
Dancer, S. J., Bluyssen, P. M., Li, Y., & Tang, J. W. (2021)
Why don’t we just open the windows?. BMJ, 375, n2895. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2895

Modeling fomite‐mediated SARS‐CoV‐2 exposure through personal protective equipment doffing in a hospital environment

Journal Article
King, M., Wilson, A. M., Weir, M. H., López‐García, M., Proctor, J., Hiwar, W., …Noakes, C. J. (2022)
Modeling fomite‐mediated SARS‐CoV‐2 exposure through personal protective equipment doffing in a hospital environment. Indoor Air, 32(1), https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12938
Self-contamination during doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE) is a concern for healthcare workers (HCW) following SARS-CoV-2-positive patient care. Staff may subcon...

Dirty QWERTY: there's no ESC!

Journal Article
Ledwoch, K., Dancer, S., Otter, J., & Maillard, J. (2021)
Dirty QWERTY: there's no ESC!. Journal of Hospital Infection, 117, 184-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2021.08.002
We were delighted to see our study on hospital keyboards receiving interest from Prof. Vos' research group in their recent letter. Clearly, both our groups are passionate abou...

Evaluating the post-discharge cost of healthcare-associated infection in NHS Scotland

Journal Article
Manoukian, S., Stewart, S., Graves, N., Mason, H., Robertson, C., Kennedy, S., …Reilly, J. (2021)
Evaluating the post-discharge cost of healthcare-associated infection in NHS Scotland. Journal of Hospital Infection, 114, 51-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.12.026
Background Whereas the cost burden of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) extends beyond the inpatient stay into the post-discharge period, few studies have focused on post-...

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