Dr Mary Wyer is an APPRISE Research Fellow and a postdoctoral researcher in the clinical research and infection prevention pillar of APPRISE. She is based at the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. She is also a registered nurse and a nurse educator.
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
- 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