Professor Heather Loveday

Professor Heather Loveday

Professor of Evidence based Healthcare

Professor of Evidence based Healthcare , College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare
Higher qualifications
RGN, RNT, Diploma Nursing Studies (London University), PgCert Applied Research Methods (Thames Valley University), PGCE (University of Surrey), MA Philosophy & Health Care (University College of Swansea)
Membership of professional organisations
Vice-President Infection Prevention Society (2012- present)
Infection Prevention Society (IPS)
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Society of Health Care Epidemiologists of America (SHEA)
Job title
Professor of Evidence based Healthcare
Director of Research and Postgraduate Education
Director of Richard Wells Research Centre and Joanna Briggs Collaborating Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare
Research and scholarly output

Official reports

Loveday, H.P., Currie, K., Lafarge, C., Prieto, J.A., Freeman, O., Tingle, A. & Whitfield, A. (2013) The Patient Experience of the MRSA Screening Process and the Impact of a MRSA-positive Result: a qualitative study. Confidential Report to the Department of Health Policy Research Programme.

Loveday, H.P., Wilson, J., Kerr, K., Pitchers, R., Walker, J.T. & Browne, J. (2012) Pseudomonas Infection and healthcare water systems – A Rapid Systematic Review. A Confidential Report to the Department of Health.

Loveday, H.P., Pellowe, C. & Steiner, J. (2010) Primary Care Organisations: identifying best practice for preventing healthcare associated infections through commissioning. A Report to the Department of Health HCAI Cleanliness Division.

Loveday, H.P., Harper, P., Dunnett, A., Lido, C., Pellowe, C., Steiner, J. & Pratt, R.J. (2010) Look Back: A Retrospective Evaluation of the Department of Health (England) Cleaner Hospitals Programme to Reduce MRSA Bloodstream Infections. A Report to the Department of Health HCAI Cleanliness Division.

Loveday, H.P. & Warman, N. (2007) Perceptions of Care: developing strategies for Improvement. A Report to the London Network for Nurses and Midwives.
 
Loveday, H.P. & Pratt, R.J. (2004) A Comparison of International Practices in the Management and Control of Healthcare-association Infections.  A Component of the VFM Follow-up Study of the National Audit Office Report: The Management and Control of Hospital Acquired Infections in Acute NHS Hospitals in England. HMSO.

Loveday, H.P., Harper, P.J., Mulhall, A., Pellowe, C., Howard, J., MacRae, E. & Pratt, R.J. (2002) Informing the Future – a review of nursing roles and responsibilities in community infection control. Report to the Department of Health (England).

Book and book chapters

Pearson, A. & Loveday, H.P. (2012) Holopainen Critically Appraising Evidence for Healthcare – Joanna Briggs Institute Synthesis Science in Healthcare Series, Lippincott.

Loveday, H.P. (2005) Adherence to Antituberculosis therapy appearing in Pratt, R.J., Grange, J.M. & Williams, V.G. (2005) Tuberculosis: A Foundation for Nursing and Healthcare Practice, Hodder Arnold.

Loveday, H.P. (2003) Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy appearing in Pratt, R.J. (2003) HIV/AIDS: A Foundation Text for Nursing and Healthcare Practice (5e), Arnold (Hodder Headline).

Journal articles

Loveday, H.P., Lynham, S. & Singleton, J. Clinical glove use: healthcare workers actions and perceptions. Journal of Hospital Infection (in press)

Loveday, H.P., Wilson, J.A., Pratt, R.J., Golsorkhi, M., Tingle, A., Bak, A., Browne, A., Prieto, J. & Wilcox, M. epic3: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England. J Hosp Infect 2014; 86 (Suppl 1): S1-S70.

Loveday, H.P., Wilson, J.A., Kerr, K., Pitchers, R., Walker, J. & Browne, J. (2013) Association between healthcare water systems and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections: a rapid systematic review. Journal Hospital Infection. Digitally published ahead of print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2013.09.010

Edwards, R., Charani, E., Sevdalis, N., Alexandrou, B., Sibley, E., Mullett, D., Loveday, H.P., Drumright, L.N. & Holmes, A. (2012) Optimisation of infection prevention and control in acute health care by use of behaviour change: a systematic review. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. DOI:10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70283-3

Loveday, H.P et al (2011) Saving Lives-an epic quest to promote an evidence-based approach for preventing healthcare-associated infections in the National Heath Service in England. Vistas: The University of West London Journal Volume 1(1) April 2011.

Loveday, H.P., Prieto, J., Hodgson, G. & Tanner, J. Indulging curiosity: Researching Infection Prevention. Journal of Infection Prevention 2009; 10(5): 166-170.

Curran, E., Harper, P., Loveday, H.P., Gilmour, H., Jones, S., Benneyan, J., Hood, J., Pratt, R. (2008) Results of a  multicentre randomised controlled trial of statistical process control charts and structured diagnostic tools to reduce ward-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the CHART Project. Journal of Hospital Infection 70: 127-135.

Wilson, J.A., Loveday, H.P., Hoffman, P.N., Pratt, R.J. (2007) Uniform: an evidence review of the microbiological significance of uniforms and uniform policy in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. Report to the Department of Health (England). Journal of Hospital Infection August 66(4): 301-307.

Loveday, H.P., Wilson, J.A., Hoffman, P.N. & Pratt, R.J. (2007) Public perception and the social and microbiological significance of uniforms in the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections: and evidence review. British Journal of Infection Control 8(4): 10-21.

Prieto, J., Hodgson, G., Williams, D., Hughes, J. & Loveday, H.P. (2007) Mapping the research aspirations for the ICNA. British Journal of Infection Control 8(2): 14 - 17.

Pratt, R.J., Pellowe, C.M., Wilson, J.A., Loveday, H.P, Harper, P.J., Jones, S.R.L.J., McDougall, C., Wilcox, M.H. (2007) epic2 – National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals. Journal of Hospital Infection 65(1) January: supplement 1.

Loveday, H.P., Pellowe, C.M., Jones, S.R.L.J. & Pratt, R.J. (2006) A systematic review of the evidence for interventions for the prevention and control of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (1996-2004): report to the Joint MRS Working Party (Subgroup A). Journal of Hospital Infection 63 (Supplement 1): S45-S70.

Pratt, R., Pellowe, C., Loveday, H.P. & Jones, S.J. (2005) Research at the cutting Edge of Practice. British Journal of Infection Control 6(6): 9-11.

Pratt, R.J., Pellowe, C.M., Shelley, J., Adams, J., Loveday, H.P., King, D. & Jones, S.R.L.J. (2005) Using a blended e-learning model to provide accessible infection prevention and control training for NHS staff:  The NHSU/TVU/Intuition approach. British Journal of Infection Control 6(2): 16-18.

Pellowe, C.M., Pratt, R.J., Harper, P., Loveday, H.P. & Robinson, N. and The Guideline Development Group (2003) Infection Control: Prevention of healthcare –associated infection in primary and community care. Simultaneously published in: Journal of Hospital Infection 55(Supplement 2): 1-127 and British Journal of Infection Control December 2003 (Supplement): 4(6): 1-100.

Loveday, H.P., Harper, P.J., Mulhall, A., Pellowe, C., Howard, J., MacRae, E. & Pratt, R.J. (2003) Informing the Future – a review of nursing roles and responsibilities in community infection control (part 2). British Journal of Infection Control 4(1): 20-23.

Loveday, H.P., Harper, P.J., Mulhall, A., Pellowe, C., Howard, J., MacRae, E. & Pratt, R.J.(2002) Informing the Future – a review of nursing roles and responsibilities in community infection control. (part 1). British Journal of Infection Control 3(6): 20-24.

Pratt, R.J., Pellowe, C., Loveday, H.P., Robinson, N., Smith, G.W. and the epic guideline development team; Barrett, S., Davey, P., Harper, P., Loveday, H.P., McDougall, C., Mulhall, A., Privett, S., Smales, C., Taylor, L., Weller, B. and Wilcox, M. (2001) The epic Project: Developing National Evidence-based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections. Phase 1: Guidelines for Preventing Hospital-acquired Infections. Journal of Hospital Infection 47(Supplement): S1-S82.

Pratt, R.J., Pellowe, C., Juvekar, S.K., Potdar, N.S., Weston, A.J., Joykuty, A., Robinson, N. & Loveday, H.P. (2001) Kaleidoscope – a five year action research project to develop nursing confidence in caring for patients with HIV disease in west India. International Nursing Review 48: 164-173.

Pratt, R.J., Robinson, N., Loveday, H.P., Pellowe, C.M., Franks, P.J., Hankins, M. & Loveday C. (2001) Adherence to antiretroviral therapy – appropriate use of self-reporting in clinical practice. HIV Clinical Trials 2001; 2(2): 146-159.

Invited articles

Edwards, R., Loveday, H.P., Drumright, L.N. & Holmes, A.(2011) Should Nurses be more involved in Antimicrobial Management? Journal of Infection Prevention 2011; 12(1): 4-5.

Loveday, H.P., Pellowe, H.P.J., Wilson, J.A. & Pratt, R.J. (2007) An Epic task: getting guidelines into practice. Nursing Times 103(33): 30-31.

Loveday, H.P., Pellowe, C.M., Pratt, R.J., Wilson, J.A., Jones, S.R.L.J., Harper, P.J., McDougall, C. & Wilcox, M.H. epic2: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England - Standard Principles: Hospital Environmental Hygiene and Hand Hygiene. Nursing Times. Published digitally 20 November 2007.

Pellowe, C.M., Loveday, H.P., Pratt, R.J., Wilson, J.A., Jones, S.R.L.J., Harper, P.J., McDougall, C. & Wilcox, M.H. (2007) epic2: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England -  Standard Principles: Personal Protective Equipment and the Safe Use and Disposal of Sharps. Nursing Times. Published digitally 20 November 2007.

Jones, S.R.L.J., Pellowe, C.M., Pratt, R.J., Wilson, J.A., Loveday, H.P., Harper, P.J., McDougall, C. & Wilcox, M.H. (2007) epic2: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England. Understanding the guidelines – information for patients, carers and the public. Nursing Times. Published digitally 31 August 2007.

Pratt, R.J., Pellowe, C.M., Loveday, H.P., Wilson, J.A., Jones, S.R.L.J., Harper, P.J., McDougall, C. & Wilcox, M.H. epic2: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England -  Guidelines for preventing infections associated with the use of central venous access devices (CVAD). Nursing Times. Published digitally 25 July 2007.

Harper, P.J., Pratt, R.J., Pellowe, C.M., Wilson, J.A., Loveday, H.P., Jones, S.R.L.J.,  McDougall, C. & Wilcox, M.H. (2007) epic2: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England: Guidelines for preventing infections associated with the use of short-term indwelling urethral catheters. Nursing Times. Published digitally 18 July 2007.

Pellowe, C.M., Jones, S.R.L.J., Pratt, R.J., Wilson, J.A., Loveday, H.P., Harper, P.J., McDougall, C. & Wilcox, M.H. epic2: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals. Nursing Times 2007;103 (26): 28-29.

Pellowe, C. & Loveday, H.P. epic 2: Updating Department of Health Guidelines for preventing healthcare associated infections. Infant 2007; 3(2).

Pratt, R.P., Pellowe, C., Adams, J., Loveday, H.P., Jones, S., Shelley, J. & King, D. (2006) Beating the Bug. Nursing Management March 2006;12(10): 24-27.

Loveday, H.P., Prieto, J., Case, M., Curran, E. & Hodgson, G. (2005) Research and Development Group Research Strategy for 2005 - 2010. British Journal of Infection Control. 2005; 6(8): 10-12.

Harper, P., Pellowe, C., Loveday, H.P., Robinson, N. & Pratt, R. (2001) The epic Project: Developing National Evidence-based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections. Nursing Times 2001; 97(13): 34-35.

Loveday, H.P., Pellowe, C., Harper, P., Robinson, N. & Pratt, R. The epic Project: Developing National Evidence-based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections. Standard principles for preventing HAIs. Nursing Times 2001; 97(13): 36-37.

Pellowe, C., Loveday, H.P., Harper, P., Robinson, N. & Pratt, R. (2001) The epic Project: Developing National Evidence-based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections. Preventing infections from short-term indwelling urethral catheters. Nursing Times 2001; 97(14): 34-35.

Pratt, R., Pellowe, C., Loveday, H.P., Harper, P. & Robinson, N. (2001) The epic Project: Developing National Evidence-based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections. Preventing infections associated with the use of central venous catheters. Nursing Times 2001; 97(15): 36-39.

Conference papers and/or presentations

Loveday, H.P., Lynam, S., Wilson, J. & Singleton, J. (2012) Hand in Glove? Why we put them on and don’t take them off! Infection Prevention 2012: Annual Conference of the Infection Prevention Society, Liverpool, UK.

Loveday, H.P., Britt, D., Whitfield, A., Tingle, A. & Elliott, S. (2012) Are they ready? A study of nursing students’ infection prevention skills. Infection Prevention 2012: Annual Conference of the Infection Prevention Society, Liverpool, UK.

Loveday, H.P. & Steiner, J. (2011) Reducing Infection through Commissioning. BMC Proceedings 2011; 5(Suppl 6): P325. DOI: 10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P325

Whitfield, A., Tingle, A. & Loveday, H.P. (2011) Active Public Involvement in Healthcare Associated Infection Research: Developing Collaborative Projects. BMC Proceedings 2011; 5(Suppl 6): P267. Available online: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1753-6561/5/S6/P267

Edwards, R., Charani, E., Sevdalis, N., Alexandrou, B., Sibley, E., Mullett, D., Loveday, H.P., Drumright, L.N. & Holmes, A. (2011) Optimising Infection Prevention and Control Practice using Behaviour Change: A Systematic Review. BMC Proceedings 2011; 5(Suppl 6): P274. DOI:10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P274

Loveday, H.P. (2010) It’s not about the numbers; learning from the Clean Safe Care Programme. Infection Prevention 2010: Annual Conference of the Infection Prevention Society, Bournemouth, UK.

Loveday, H.P., Steiner, J., Pellowe, C., Harper, P., Pratt, R.J., Stevens, J. & Edwards, V.R. (2010) Getting to Zero: An Evaluation of the Department of Health (England) improvement programme to reduce MRSA bacteraemias. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Decennial, Atlanta, USA.

Loveday, H.P., Prieto, J., Hodgson, G. & Tanner, J. (2009) Researching Infection Prevention – IPS Research Priorities. Infection Prevention 2009: Annual Conference of the Infection Prevention Society, Harrogate, Yorkshire.

Loveday, H.P., Tingle, A., Pratt, R.J. (2009) Informing Policy Research in England – Developing a Methodology for the National HCAI research Network (Abstract Number 128). 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), San Diego, USA.

Loveday, H.P., Wilson, J., Hoffman, P. & Pratt, R.J. (2007) Poster presentation: Uniforms and Their Role in Nosocomial Infection: An Evidence Review, 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Baltimore, USA.

Loveday, H.P. & Prieto, J.A.(2005) Research and Development: A five year strategy 2005-2010. ICNA Annual Infection Control Conference, Torquay, UK.

Loveday, H.P. (2002) Informing the Future – educating for health protection roles. ICNA Annual Infection Control Conference, Torquay, UK.

Pratt, R., Pellowe, C., Loveday, H.P. & Harper, P. (2002) epic Workshop - Developing National Evidence-based Guidelines. ICNA Annual Infection Control Conference, Torquay, UK.

Ojwang, T., Tan, H., Mitchell, S., Pratt, R.J., Loveday, H.P., Robinson, N., MacRae, E. & Clydesdale-Cotter, S. (2002) Living Well – a community based initiative in Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow (West London) to support persons living with HIV/Aids to improve their health and develop effective treatment adherence strategies (Abstract ThPeF8182). In programme and abstracts of the XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Robinson, N., Franks, P., Loveday, H.P., Pellowe, C.M & Pratt, R.J. (2002) Acupuncture is associated with greater self-reported adherence to antiretroviral therapy (Abstract WePeF6664). In programme and abstracts of the XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Harper, P., MacRae, E. & Loveday, H.P. (2002) A content analysis: current educational provision for community infection control nurses (Abstract nr 5B2). 4th RCN Joint Education Forums' Conference Programme, Blackpool, UK.

Loveday, H.L. & Pellowe, C. (2000) Systematic Review: issues for Guideline Development (Abstract). In: Programme and abstracts of the Triennial International Nursing Research Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.

Campbell, T., Robinson, N., Stephens, T., Pellowe, C., Loveday, H.P., Youle, M., Franks, P. & Pratt, R.J.(2000) Roulette: Personal perceptions of infectiousness, antiretroviral therapy and high risk sexual behaviour among men who have sex with men in London (Abstract TuPeC3417:417). In: Programme and abstracts of the 13th International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa. 

Robinson, N., Loveday, H.P, Pellowe, C., Franks, P., Loveday, C. & Pratt, R.J. (2000) Assessing individual characteristics associated with adherence to antiretroviral therapy: a new self report tool (Abstract MoPoD1131:172). In: Programme and abstracts of the 13th International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Pratt, R.J., Pellowe, C., Loveday, H.P., Robinson, N., Smith, G., Mulhall, A., Privett, S., Taylor, L. & McDougall, C. and the epic project team (2000). epic – Developing National evidence-based guidelines for preventing hospital-acquired infections in England (Abstract). In: Programme and abstracts of the 4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections, Atlanta, USA.

Other refereed or non-published conference contributions

Loveday, H.P. (2009) Look Back, Move Forward: Interim findings from a retrospective evaluation of the Department of Health Improvement Programme to reduce MRSA bacteraemias. ECDC Autumn Meeting 2009, Church House, London, UK.

Loveday, H.P. & Gillespie, R. (2004) Preventing HAI: A Clinical Governance Development Programme. Preventing Health Care Associated Infections Conference, Church House, London, UK.

Loveday, H.P. (2004) Hand Hygiene. Occupational Health and Safety Conference, Church House, London, UK.

Loveday, H.P. & Rielly, J. (2004) Hand Hygiene and Healthcare Associated Infection Workshop. Changing Professional Practice Conference, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Editorships

Associate Editor International Journal of Nursing Practice (2012 – present)
Editor, Journal of Infection Prevention (2009-2012)

Reviewing: Journals

Peer Reviewer Journal of Infection Prevention
Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Hospital Infection
Peer Reviewer Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Peer Reviewer International Journal of Nursing
Peer Reviewer International Journal of Nursing Practice

Reviewing: NIHR Research Programmes

Peer Reviewer Health Technology Assessment Programme Themed Call for HAI (2008 -2009)
Peer Reviewer HPA Research and Development Programme Board (2008)
Peer Reviewer Small Business Research Initiative Themed Call for HAI (2008-2009)

Reviewing: Conference Abstracts

Scientific Programme Committee Infection Prevention Society Annual Conference (2005 – present)
International AIDS Conference (2000 - present)