Ruth Barratt

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

Supervisors:

  • 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