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Efficacy of two Chlamydia abortus subcellular vaccines in a pregnant ewe challenge model for ovine enzootic abortion

Journal Article
Livingstone, M., Ranjan Wattegedera, S., Palarea-Albaladejo, J., Aitchison, K., Corbett, C., Sait, M., …Longbottom, D. (2021)
Efficacy of two Chlamydia abortus subcellular vaccines in a pregnant ewe challenge model for ovine enzootic abortion. Vaccines, 9(8), https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9080898
Chlamydia abortus, the aetiological agent of enzootic abortion of ewes, is a major cause of reproductive loss in small ruminants worldwide, accounting for significant economic...

A paradigm shift to combat indoor respiratory infection

Journal Article
Morawska, L., Allen, J., Bahnfleth, W., Bluyssen, P. M., Boerstra, A., Buonanno, G., …Yao, M. (2021)
A paradigm shift to combat indoor respiratory infection. Science, 372(6543), 689-691. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abg2025
There is great disparity in the way we think about and address different sources of environmental infection. Governments have for decades promulgated a large amount of legisla...

Can we do better? A guide to pandemics – some Dos and Don'ts for the next one

Journal Article
Tang, J. W., Kwok, K. O., Loh, T. P., Lee, C. K., Heraud, J., & Dancer, S. J. (2021)
Can we do better? A guide to pandemics – some Dos and Don'ts for the next one. Journal of Infection, 83(1), 119-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2021.04.017
Specific features of any rapidly spread pathogen needs early recognition and assessment for possible pandemic potential. These include: inter-person transmissibility and expon...

How dirty is your QWERTY? The risk of healthcare pathogen transmission from computer keyboards

Journal Article
Ledwoch, K., Dancer, S., Otter, J., Kerr, K., Roposte, D., & Maillard, J. (2021)
How dirty is your QWERTY? The risk of healthcare pathogen transmission from computer keyboards. Journal of Hospital Infection, 112, 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2021.02.021
Introduction Healthcare environmental surfaces may be contaminated with micro-organisms that cause healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). Special attention is paid to near-...

Putting a balance on the aerosolization debate around SARS-CoV-2

Journal Article
Dancer, S. J., Tang, J. W., Marr, L. C., Miller, S., Morawska, L., & Jimenez, J. L. (2020)
Putting a balance on the aerosolization debate around SARS-CoV-2. Journal of Hospital Infection, 105(3), 569-570. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.05.014
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Bacterial Transfer To Fingertips During Sequential Surface Contacts With And Without Gloves

Journal Article
King, M., López‐García, M., Atedoghu, K. P., Zhang, N., Wilson, A. M., Weterings, M., …Fletcher, L. A. (2020)
Bacterial Transfer To Fingertips During Sequential Surface Contacts With And Without Gloves. Indoor Air, 30(5), 993-1004. https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12682
Bacterial transmission from contaminated surfaces via hand contact plays a critical role in disease spread. However, the fomite‐to‐finger transfer efficiency of microorganisms...

Reducing hand recontamination of healthcare workers during COVID-19

Journal Article
Gon, G., Dancer, S., Dreibelbis, R., Graham, W. J., & Kilpatrick, C. (2020)
Reducing hand recontamination of healthcare workers during COVID-19. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 41(7), 870-871. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.111
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Dynamic Transmission of Staphylococcus Aureus in the Intensive Care Unit

Journal Article
Adams, C. E., & Dancer, S. J. (2020)
Dynamic Transmission of Staphylococcus Aureus in the Intensive Care Unit. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062109
Staphylococcus aureus is an important bacterial pathogen. This study utilized known staphylococcal epidemiology to track S. aureus between patients, surfaces, staff hands and ...

Revising Nightingale's legacy

Journal Article
Dancer, S. (2020)
Revising Nightingale's legacy. Journal of Hospital Infection, 105(2), 344-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.03.016
The recent editorial from this Journal does well to highlight the benefits of hand hygiene once again [ 1 ]. It is entirely appropriate to support the need for clean hands, es...

Measuring environmental contamination in critical care using dilute hydrogen peroxide (DHP) technology: An observational cross-over study

Journal Article
Oon, A., Reading, E., Ferguson, J., Dancer, S., & Mitchell, B. (2020)
Measuring environmental contamination in critical care using dilute hydrogen peroxide (DHP) technology: An observational cross-over study. Infection, Disease & Health, 25(2), 107-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2019.12.005
Background The environment has an important role in the transmission of healthcare associated infections. This has encouraged interest in novel methods to improve hygiene in h...
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Bacteriophage endolysins and novel lipid-degrading proteins as a treatment for Rhodococcus equi infections in foals

2018 - 2019
Rhodococcus equi (Req) is responsible for severe respiratory disease of foals with a major economic impact on the equine industry, and can be endemic on stud farms. In foals under 6 months of age, thi...
Funder: Horserace Betting Levy Board | Value: £10,832

Rutherford fund Strategic Partner Grant

2018 - 2019
Rutherford Fellows, will work in project areas related to food safety (Pathogen detection, AMR etc) and food spoilage. Rutherford Fund, are funded by BEIS and the scheme is being managed by Universit...
Funder: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Value: £39,800

Direct and paracrine effects of Chlamydia infection on decidualisation of endometrial stromal cells

2018 - 2018
SRF summer studentship
Funder: Society for Reproduction and Fertility | Value: £2,750

TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.

2018 - 2019
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
Funder: British Council | Value: £75,000

Mechanism of Chlamydia induced progesterone resistance

2018 - 2019
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the world, and is associated with miscarriage, pre-term birth and infertility. However, the understanding of the mechanisms t...
Funder: Society for Reproduction and Fertility | Value: £12,034

Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit

2017 - 2017
Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Acceptability of extragenital Chlamydia testing

2017 - 2018
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Scotland, and has significant long‐term consequences to reproductive health. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the g...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £27,998

Novel insights, tools and measures to mitigate emerging risks by yeasts in the food chain

2017 - 2018
The main goal of this project is to understand the mechanisms responsible for the virulence of food-related yeasts on humans, and to provide tools and recommendations to prevent the release of yeasts ...
Funder: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas | Value: £8,646

MinION sequencing of bacterial isolates

2017 - 2020
MinION sequencing of bacterial isolates
Funder: Society of Applied Microbiology | Value: £2,500

Investigation of STM3071 function in Salmonella

2015 - 2015
Students into Work Vacation Studentship 2015
Funder: Society of Applied Microbiology | Value: £2,681