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University of West London Director of Research appointed as President of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS)

27 Oct 2014

Heather Loveday, Director of Research at the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London was appointed as President of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) earlier this month.

Heather joined the Infection Prevention Society in 1998 as an associate member. She then became the coordinator for their research group, the editor of the journal and two years ago she was elected as their Vice-President.

Heather is also the Director of the Richard Wells Research Centre at UWL and the Joanna Briggs Collaborating Centre at the University of Adelaide. She has led a variety of research projects during her time at the University, including the National Evidence Based Guidelines, evaluating the government’s Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) improvement programme and, most recently, investigating the inappropriate use of gloves in the healthcare sector.

The IPS’s vision is that no person is harmed by a preventable infection. Their missions is to inform, promote and sustain expert infection prevention policy and practice in the pursuit of patient or service user and staff safety wherever care is delivered.

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