IPS Autumn Webinar Series 2020 - Moderators

Our moderators

Each day of the IPS Autumn Webinar 2020 was chaired by a moderator, details of all moderators are below. The IPS would like to extend our thanks for their invaluable contribution.

Name: Professor Jennie Wilson
Title: Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London

Jennie has worked in the field of infection prevention and control for over 30 years. She has a degree in microbiology, MSc in Public Health and PhD. She worked clinically as an infection control nurse specialist in London and at the Health Protection Agency where she led the Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Service. She is an author of the Epic National Evidence-based Guidelines for Preventing HCAI in NHS Hospitals in England and the textbook, Infection Control in Clinical Practice. Her current research interests include the use of clinical gloves, improving the management of urinary catheters and hydration of the frail elderly. Jennie takes on the role of President in October 2020.


Name: Professor Heather Loveday
Title: Director of Research and Professor of Evidence-Based Healthcare at the University of West London

Heather is Professor of Evidence-based Healthcare and Director of Research at the Richard Wells Research Centre, the University of West London. She is a national and international leader in the field of infection prevention and control and patient safety having been at the forefront of translational research, the development of the Epic national evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of healthcare associated infections in England, and the evaluation of implementation strategies for the past 15 years. Heather is also the Director of the Joanna Briggs Centre of Excellence for Evidence-based Healthcare at University of West London and is a past-President of the Infection Prevention Society. Her guiding passion is influencing and developing practice in infection prevention and control through research, innovation, education and improvement science and building research capability and capacity in the field of infection prevention practice.


Name: Martin Kiernan
Title: Visiting Clinical Fellow, Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London

Martin Kiernan has worked in infection prevention and control for 28 years in a variety of settings. He is a Visiting Clinical Fellow at the Richard Wells Research Centre at the University of West London and Clinical Director of GAMA Healthcare, where he is responsible for clinical research and education. Prior to this he was Nurse Consultant and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust in the North-West of England. In 2020 he worked as an Infection Prevention specialist at the London Nightingale Hospital at the request of NHS England.

Martin was a member of the Department of Health (England) advisory committee on antimicrobial resistance, prescribing and healthcare-associated infection for ten years, is a past president of the Infection Prevention Society and led the scientific committee for the Healthcare Infection Society international conferences in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

His research interests centre on environmental hygiene, healthcare-associated pneumonia and urinary catheter-associated infections. He has presented at many international conferences, has published over 50 papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Name: Pat Cattini
Title: IPS President

Pat Cattini is the IPS President. Pat has worked in Infection prevention for over 28 years and is currently the Deputy DIPC at the Royal Marsden in London. Pat previously led the IPS scientific Programme Committee for 3 years from 2013-15 and is passionate about bringing high quality education to staff delivering healthcare. Pat is lead author of the IPC chapter in the Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing procedures.