Dr Mary Wyer was an APPRISE Research Fellow working on infection prevention and control.
She is a Nurse Educator for Biopreparedness at Western Sydney Local Health District and a postdoctoral researcher based at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research (as of May 2023).
Mary researches collaboratively with healthcare workers, patients and families, using video-reflexive ethnography, to understand and improve local infection prevention and control practices. Her specific focus is on roles patients play in preventing infection transmission.
APPRISE Fellowship Project: Translating IPC research into practice: stakeholder consultation to develop national training and research strategy to prepare Australia’s hospitals for disease
Project: Evaluating video-reflexive methods to improve infection prevention and use of personal protective equipment in Australian hospitals
Supervisor: Professor Lyn Gilbert
- Exploring healthcare workers’ perspectives of video feedback for training in the use of powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
- ‘Like building a plane and flying it all in one go’: an interview study of infection prevention and control in Australian general practice during the first 2 years of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
- Paradoxes of pandemic infection control: Proximity, pace and care within and beyond SARS-CoV-2
- Experiences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic amongst Australian Healthcare workers: From stressors to protective factors
- “One minute it’s an airborne virus, then it’s a droplet virus, and then it’s like nobody really knows…”: Experiences of pandemic PPE amongst Australian healthcare workers
- Entanglements of affect, space, and evidence in pandemic healthcare: An analysis of Australian healthcare workers’ experiences of COVID-19
- Testing the efficacy and acceptability of video-reflexive methods in personal protective equipment training for medical interns: a mixed methods study
- Medical interns’ reflections on their training in use of personal protective equipment
- Trajectories of hospital infection control: Using non-representational theory to understand and improve infection prevention and control
- Enablers of, and barriers to, optimal glove and mask use for routine care in the emergency department: an ethnographic study of Australian clinicians
- To follow a rule? On frontline clinicians’ understandings and embodiments of hospital-acquired infection prevention and control rules
- Presentation: Talking with patients: Improving clinician-patient communication around healthcare-associated infections using video-reflexive methods
- Book: Video-reflexive ethnography in health research and healthcare improvement