Publications

  1. & The CleanYourHandsCampaign: critiquing policy and evidence base. Journal of Hospital Infection 65(2), 95-101.
  2. & A study to ascertain the effect of structured student tutorial support on student stress, self-esteem and coping. Nurse Education in Practice 5(3), 161-171.
  3. & Examining the validity of pressure ulcer risk assessment scales: a replication study. International Journal of Nursing Studies 41(3), 331-339.
  4. & Establishing the validity of pressure ulcer risk assessment scales: a novel approach using illustrated patient scenarios. International Journal of Nursing Studies 39(2), 215-228.

Teaching

  • SHN249 Infection Control Principles and Practice

    This module is intended for all practitioners, providing them with an understanding of the prevention and control of infection, equip them to evaluate this knowledge and to apply it in their clinical area. The module will enable the practitioner to enhance and extend their understanding of microbiology and infection control through analysis of current evidenced based practice and theory. The module will enable students to understand the importance of infection control for staff and patient protection and its broader impact on public health.

  • SHN391 Evidence Based Infection Control and Management

    This module is intended for all practitioners, and enables them to critically examine policies and practices with regard to the prevention and control of infection within healthcare and the wider community. It will enable students to analyse the healthcare environment in relation to service provision and infection control practices; discuss multi-professional role and responsibilities in relation to infection control; critically analyse the nature of evidence for practice within infection control; evaluate the resource implications of infection control services; and discuss the education strategies to promote infection control.

Supervision

  • An evaluation of factors influencing the implementation and impact of Kuwait's health care quality strategy on acute services delivery (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr David Rea

About Me

Professor Gammon is currently the Deputy Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University, a role which carries the strategic responsibility of leading the development of college business in key areas of innovation, engagement and organisational development.  Innovation includes specific projects, both internal and external, that contribute to the achievement of strategic goals. Engagement includes collaboration and partnership working with internal and external stakeholders, notably health boards, and other public bodies and professional services within the College and the University.   Professor Gammon is a proactive member of the Executive Team in developing sustainable business opportunities, evaluating the human and physical resources necessary to support these developments, and is line manager of the Director of Engagement, Director of Innovation and Strategic Finance, Director of Special Projects and the Leads for Professional Services (HR, Finance, Technical Services, Marketing, and Internationalisation)

Professor Gammon has significant experience in higher education, with subject expertise in infection prevention and control, healthcare management and research.  His research interests include infection control practice, isolation strategies and behavioural compliance within a clinical context. 

He has had previous public Board appointments and is currently an Independent Member of Hywel Dda University Health Board, also executive Board experience in a commercial context.

He has considerable experience in working to influence and develop healthcare education and health policy with national and international health governments, and working with international Healthcare Companies advising on medical devices and associated healthcare products.  Professor Gammon has extensive personal networks, built over a long clinical and academic career, which help inform his thinking, research, teaching and professional behaviour. While a nurse by background, specialising in infection prevention and control, he is passionately committed to the value of interdisciplinary working and education.