I am a sociologist with a particular interest in ethnographic and qualitative research methods.  My research focuses primarily on infection prevention control and enhancing patient safety by reducing healthcare associated infections and complications.  I combine this work with a keen interest in historical sociology and the impact of class and place upon social, cultural and economic life.

I have worked at three universities in the UK.  I have a first class honours degree in sociology and a PhD, both from Cardiff University.  I have undertaken research and policy work for the Welsh Refugee Council, and have been a member of the Welsh Assembly Government ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Strategy Advisory Group.  


  1. & Organizational culture and performance in health care for older people: a systematic review. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 22(03), 218-234.


  • A Stepped Wedge Intervention to limit the Antimicrobial Resistance of E.coli in Welsh Hospitals (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Julian Hunt
    Other supervisor: Prof Sharon Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof John Gammon