AMR@Leeds is a recently-established, cross-Faculty network and invites you to our on-going seminar series.
Using 1,2,3 to get Germ Free by Dr Catherine Stones
This presentation will outline a pre-Covid AHRC funded project designed to encourage children to wash their hands in primary schools. Hand washing is vital for reducing infections in schools and in-turn reducing antibiotics requests by parents.
The multidisciplinary project involved 3 stages - a historical review of how germs have been visualised to a lay audience, a co-design phase with children and other stakeholders and various evaluation techniques of the prototype designs. The result was a colourful set of graphics and messages designed for use in the school toilet areas themselves.
The presentation will touch briefly on all these aspects of the project and in particular outline both the opportunities and challenges of using co-design for communication-based outcomes.
Catherine has recently won an AHRC follow-on-fund award to raise the impact of the project (including working with new partners). She will discuss the new challenges of redesigning messages in a post-Covid setting and will present the latest iterations of the work.
AMR@Leeds is a recently-established, cross-Faculty network and invites you to our on-going seminar series. Our first session in October brought together over 60 Leeds-based academics with an interest in the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Although AMR is often considered a biological or medical issue, we were thrilled to welcome audience members from across Faculties. We have planned our sessions to fit with the themes of Global AMR Guidance as identified by a recent mapping exercise; this will showcase the breadth of AMR research within the University of Leeds portfolio, how it supports Global AMR action, and hopefully forge new connections between academics and research groups to better address the challenge of AMR.