Project Team

Professor Alastair Macdonald is Senior Researcher in the School of Design at The Glasgow School of Art. Alastair is Principal Investigator, leading the project and also work package 2, the co-design of the intervention. This has involved a series of exploratory and developmental workshops involving the multi-disciplinary team with contributions from external participants.
Professor Mark Chambers is a veterinary bacteriologist at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey. Together with Alastair, he came up with the idea for this project and was co-author of the original application. Mark is Co-Investigator on the project and a member of the project management committee.
Professor Roberto La Ragione, University of Surrey, is a veterinary microbiologist with a specific interest in AMR in livestock and companion animals. His contribution to the project has involved identifying the key microbiological risk areas within a veterinary practice setting. His expertise has aided the development of the simulator that will ultimately enable control measures to be developed and implemented.
Dr Matthieu Poyade is a Research Fellow in the School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art, and the pathway leader of the MSc Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy jointly offered with the University of Glasgow. He is lecturing Volumetric Visualization and Human Computer Interaction and Virtual/Augmented Reality. His primary responsibility is leading work package 1, the building of the virtual tool.
Dr Kayleigh Wyles, University of Surrey, is the co-investigator leading work package 3, contributing the psychological angle of the project. This has involved examining key drivers of infection prevention control relevant behaviours to 1) inform the development of the intervention and 2) to experimentally assess changes in behaviour and these key determinants as a result of the intervention.
Shona Noble, The Glasgow School of Art, is experienced in 3D visualisation and simulation, with a sound knowledge of media platforms and has been involved with Dr Poyade in delivering work package 1. She was involved in the video capture of clinical procedures, using this to inform the development and building of the 3D graphical simulator, producing digital prototypes for the participant workshops and the final version of the digital tool used in the intervention.
Dr Tom Kupfer is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His specialism is in social psychology studying moral cognition and moral emotions. He was previously a post-doc at Surrey working with Dr Wyles on work package 3 investigating motives and behaviour relating to infection prevention and control.
Dr Andy Wales is a Research Fellow in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey. He has microbiology and general veterinary practice experience. His contributions include research and background information on bacterial contamination and transfer, evaluating the video footage, and participation in the co-design workshops.
Fraje Watson is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who facilitated the clinical relationship between Fitzpatrick Referrals and the University of Surrey and The Glasgow School of Art. Fraje consulted on clinical aspects of the intervention and helped to organise the practical delivery of initial investigations and research on-site at Fitzpatrick Referrals.
Dr Filbert Musau is Co-Director of MEARU in the Mackintosh School of Architecture at The Glasgow School of Art. Filbert is the co-investigator leading work package 5 and working with Mark to look at the application of computational fluid dynamics in the animal environment.
Dr Naomi Klepacz, University of Surrey, is a Research Fellow for work package 3 and a psychologist specialising in health. She is responsible for the collection and analysis of data relevant to infection control behaviours.