Dr Mary Wyer was an APPRISE Research Fellow and in the clinical research and infection prevention pillar of APPRISE.
She is currently Nurse Educator for Biopreparedness at Western Sydney Local Health District and a postdoctoral researcher based at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
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