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Debbie Waddell


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Coming from a community nursing background Debbie recently joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery as an Associate Nurse Lecturer. Debbie is currently based in the Adult BSc Nursing team at Hamilton Campus, she predominantly teaches into the pre-registration Programme.   Debbie is also undertaking a PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University with a focus on implementation science and infection prevention.

Current research activities

  • Investigating and analysing the factors which lead to the successful implementation and embedding of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) care bundles in the acute care setting of NHS Scotland  - ongoing Doctoral Studies
  • Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Update 2016  - education and training resource development for management of urinary tract infections
  • Systematic Review (joint) on pressure ulcer management in palliative patients

Area of academic expertise - outline

Interested in research relating to:

-Healthcare Associated Infection

-Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)

-Improvement Science

-Patient Experiences

-Healthcare perspectives

-Qualitative enquiry

Target collaborative organisations

-NHS Scotland

-Healthcare Improvement Scotland

-Healthcare Protection Scotland

Desired research direction

On completion of her PhD Debbie is keen to continue research in the area of infection prevention, implementation science and client/carer perspectives.

External positions

Working Group Member, Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SCRAP2)

Board Member, Scottish Urinary Tract Infection Network


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