Professor John Gammon

Personal Chair, Executive Team

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513154

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Gammon is currently the Deputy Head (Innovation and Engagement) of the College of Human and Health Sciences, a role which carries the strategic responsibility of leading the development of College business in key areas of innovation, engagement and organisational development.  His role includes specific innovation projects, both internal and external, that contribute to the achievement of university strategic goals. His role includes collaboration and partnership working with internal and external stakeholders, notably health boards, and other public bodies and professional services.   

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, behavioural compliance within a clinical context, quality improvement and healthcare governance. 

He has had previous public Board appointments and is currently an Independent Member of Hywel Dda University Health Board, Pembrokeshire Further Education College and has 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.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Infection Prevention.
  • Hand Hygiene.
  • Patient Safety.
  • Psychological Wellbeing.
  • Source Isolation.
  • Quality Improvement
  • Healthcare Governance

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Health Care Management and Governance

Infection Prevention

Quantitative research

Health Psychology

Antimicrobial Resistance


Current Research:

  • Infection Prevention and Patient Safety Culture.
  • Psychological Wellbeing:   Impact of Isolation Precautions for Patients and Healthcare Staff During the COVID Pandemic.
  • Healthcare Staff Wellbeing and Workplace Climate Survey.
  • Paramedic Workplace Survey.
  • Hand Hygiene Practice Among Nursing Students.
Award Highlights

Professor Gammon collaborates nationally and internationally.  At present he is involved in collaborations with academic colleagues at Swinburne University and RMIT University both in Melbourne, Australia, and with health boards in Wales.