Photo of Kay Currie

Kay Currie

Professor

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

20022019
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

Kay Currie is Professor of Nursing & Applied Healthcare Research in the Department of Nursing & Community Health, where she leads the staff & patient perspectives research programme in the ‘Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention’ (SHIP) Research Group. She is also a member of the SHAIPI Consortium (the Scottish Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Institute), leading work on patient perspectives of applied infection prevention. Kay is also Director of the Glasgow Caledonian University WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Education, Research & Practice Development. 

Kay has a special interest in improving healthcare quality, specifically person-centered care through effective professional practice.  Her current research and teaching focus is on understanding and responding to patient experience, staff behaviours, and organisational contexts in the areas of healthcare associated infection and antimicrobial resistance. Whilst specializing in qualitative research methods, grounded theory being a particular interest, she often leads mixed methods projects.

Recent work includes research related to staff and patient views on the acceptability of suspended visiting during norovirus outbreaks (TSV Noro Project); barriers and enablers to staff compliance with MRSA screening (AMR-BESH Project); public, patient and staff views on the acceptability of screening for CPE; patient experience of healthcare associated infection; behavioural insights into pet owner and veterinarian actions and attitudes related to antibiotic use in companion animals; barriers and enablers to antimicrobial stewardship in acute care hospitals (The BEAMS Project).

Current doctoral supervision includes a range of projects related to infection prevention, such as: nurse prescribing of antibiotics; the implementation of care bundles; patients’ experiences of antibiotic use; the acceptability of rapid diagnostic testing as a guide to antibiotic prescribing; the use of isolation in contemporary NHS settings; interventions to overcome barriers to antimicrobial stewardship.

Kay is also an Honorary Professor with NHS Lanarkshire, where she is a member of the Healthcare Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee. 

Research interests

Research Interests: healthcare associated infection; infection prevention, antimicrobial resistance;antimicrobial stewardship; patient experience; staff perspectives; behavioural insights; Normalisation Process Theory

Education/Academic qualification

Oct 2002Dec 2006

External positions

Honorary Professor

2017 → …

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Kay Currie is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 50 Similar Profiles
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
Self Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Norovirus Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart Failure Medicine & Life Sciences
Visitors to Patients Medicine & Life Sciences
Disease Outbreaks Medicine & Life Sciences
Pets Medicine & Life Sciences
Infection Control Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2002 2019

1 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Methicillin
Staphylococcus aureus
Compliance
Psychological Theory
Nursing Staff

Patient experience of hospital screening for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: a qualitative study

King, C., Grandison, T., Cawthorne, J. & Currie, K., 26 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enterobacteriaceae
Delivery of Health Care
Patient Care
Nursing
carbapenemase
31 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Pets
animal
sympathy
synergy
baby
21 Downloads (Pure)

Effectiveness of national and sub-national infection prevention and control interventions in high and upper-middle income countries: outcomes of a systematic literature review

Price, L., MacDonald, J., Melone, L., Howe, T., Flowers, P., Currie, K., Curran, E., Ness, V., Waddell, D., Manoukian, S., McFarland, A., Kilpatrick, C., Storr, J., Twyman, A., Allegranzi, B. & Reilly, J., May 2018, In : The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 18, 5, p. e159 - e171 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Infection Control
Patient Care Bundles
Capacity Building
Cross Infection
MEDLINE
7 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Delphi Technique
Pets
pets
Consensus
anti-infective agents