Jacqui graduated as a Registered Nurse with BSc (1st Class Hons) from the University of Surrey, UK in 1990. Her clinical career in the specialist field of infection prevention spans three decades, working in the UK in Brighton, London and Southampton. Throughout her career, Jacqui has combined her clinical and academic work; having completed her PhD in 2004 she was awarded a Senior Clinical Academic Research Fellowship in 2008, pioneering a new joint appointment as a clinical nurse specialist and post-doctoral research fellow. In 2013 she was awarded a HEFCE/NIHR Senior Clinical Lectureship, gaining a tenured position as Associate Clinical Professor in 2014. Jacqui is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Infection Prevention. She has completed a term of office as a board member of the Infection Prevention Society and was professional advisor for the 'epic3' national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections in hospitals in England.
- Preventing urinary tract infection and catheter-associated urinary tract infection
- Optimising hygiene behaviours in healthcare
- Understanding patients' experiences of healthcare associated infection
‘StOP UTI’ - Strategies for Older People living in care homes to prevent Urinary Tract Infection: a realist synthesis of the evidence (£239k)
This study, funded by the NIHR HTA Programme, seeks to develop an explanatory understanding of programmes designed to prevent and recognise urinary tract infection in older people living in care homes so that we know what it is about interventions that supports their successful implementation. (Chief investigator).
Preventing non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia: the PRHAPs Study (£66k)
The purpose of this study is to develop a prognostic screening model that can be easily used by clinical staff to identify, on admission, patients at risk of non-ventilator hospital acquired pneumonia and trigger interventions to prevent pneumonia, reduce antimicrobial prescribing and reduce length of stay. (Co-investigator)
Infection prevention and control
Implementing evidence-informed practice in healthcare
Clinical academic careers in nursing
Dr Jacqui Prieto has a joint appointment as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Her academic and clinical work focuses on implementing evidence-informed infection prevention practice to reduce avoidable healthcare-associated infections. She has a particular interest in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Jacqui is an alumna of the NIHR 70@70 Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leaders Programme (2019-22) and continues to provide leadership to strengthen the nursing and midwifery contribution to research in NHS organisations.