Ruth Barratt is a PhD student at the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity at the University of Sydney.
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
- 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