Ruth Barratt was a APPRISE PhD student at the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity at the University of Sydney.
Ruth has successfully completed her PhD and is currently an Infection Prevention and Control Specialist at the Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand.
Ruth is a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience in infection prevention and control across all types of healthcare settings. She holds a Master of Advanced Practice Infection Control and Prevention (Honours), Griffith University.
Ruth has an interest in clinical guidelines for pandemics and was a member of the national technical advisory groups for pandemic H1N1 Influenza and Ebola Virus Disease in New Zealand.
Project: A mixed methods study of the risk-taking behaviour of clinical staff towards routine use of protective masks for infectious diseases
- Professor Lyn Gilbert
- Professor Ramon Z. Shaban – Clinical Chair, Infection Prevention and Control, Sydney Nursing School and Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, The University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District
Dr Ruth Barratt has completed her PhD:
The impact of workplace context and culture on the risk-taking behaviour of clinical staff towards routine use of respiratory protective equipment for infectious diseases – a mixed methods study
- Understanding routine (non-outbreak) respiratory protective equipment behaviour of hospital workers in different clinical settings – lessons for the future post COVID-19
- 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
- “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
- Testing the efficacy and acceptability of video-reflexive methods in personal protective equipment training for medical interns: a mixed methods study
- Education and training in infection prevention and control: Exploring support for national standards
- Medical interns’ reflections on their training in use of personal protective equipment
- Enablers of, and barriers to, optimal glove and mask use for routine care in the emergency department: an ethnographic study of Australian clinicians
- Clinician perceptions of respiratory infection risk; a rationale for research into mask use in routine practice
- Presentation: A mixed methods study of the risk-taking behaviour of clinical staff towards routine use of protective masks for infectious diseases