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PCPS seminar - Mapping microbial stories Event

13:00 - 14:00
8 May 2019
Aldermoor Health Centre

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Event details

Dr Charlotte Veal and Dr Emma Roe within the University of Southampton, will deliver a talk entitled “Mapping microbial stories: Creative microbial aesthetic and cross-disciplinary intervention in understanding nurses’ infection prevention practices.”

Consistent implementation of hand-washing within the hospital environment remains a challenge in infection prevention (IP) procedures.  IP is one of a number of measures to tackle antimicrobial resistance. The paper details a cross-disciplinary comparative experimental design where nurses (n=2) performed a series of routine care procedures in a mock-ward setting where traces of coloured ultra-violet glow-powders had been purposely placed, firstly with routine hand-washing and secondly without routine hand-washing. The results presented as a series of photos, video-clips, ethnographic observations and nurse interviews explore nurse-microbial relations and the potential for affective and embodied encounters with microbial worlds to generate new insight in IP.

Dr Charlotte Veal
Charlotte is a Research Fellow in Human Geography (University of Southampton) who works across disciplinary boundaries to examine the intimate, embodied and everyday rhythms of human/non-human practice, the securitisation and biopolitics of bodies ‘at risk’, and arts-led methods (including dance and theatre methodologies, body-space-time cartographies, and ecological citizenship approaches) for social scientific scholarship. Charlotte's current and future research projects include: arts-led responses to mobility and security of bodies at international borders; art, geopolitics and statecraft; and the performances and practices of nursing care.

Our seminars are by invitation only, if you would like to attend please contact Elena.

Speaker information

Dr Charlotte Veal ,University of Southampton,Research Fellow.

Dr Emma Roe ,University of Southampton,Associate Professor in Human Geography.

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