The field of infection prevention and control aims to prevent patients from getting infections in the hospital. We use interventions such as hand hygiene, isolation precautions, and environmental cleaning in order to accomplish this. In the past, much of our work has involved developing policies and educating healthcare workers, but we know that people do not always comply and infections continue to occur. My research focuses on novel ways to change the behaviour of healthcare workers and patients and to change the culture of an organization in order to achieve the goal of reducing infections.

I am also interested in new technologies to monitor hand hygiene compliance. Currently we determine if healthcare workers are cleaning their hands appropriately by watching them, but this is not always accurate. Systems that monitor hand hygiene using technologies such as real-time locating systems and video monitoring may be more accurate and can potentially be used as tools for improvement. I am interested in carrying out evaluations of these systems to confirm their utility.


Postexposure management of infectious diseases
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
DOI: 10.3949/ccjm.84a.15049

Using behavior change frameworks to improve healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates: A systematic review
Kimberly M. Corace, Jocelyn A. Srigley, Daniel P. Hargadon, Dorothy Yu, Tara K. MacDonald, Leandre R. Fabrigar, Gary E. Garber
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.04.071

Interventions to improve patient hand hygiene: a systematic review
Journal of Hospital Infection
J.A. Srigley, C.D. Furness, M. Gardam
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.04.018

Herd effect from influenza vaccination in non-healthcare settings: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials and observational studies
Dominik Mertz, Shaza A. Fadel, Po-Po Lam, Dat Tran, Jocelyn A Srigley, Sandra A Asner, Michelle Science, Stefan P Kuster, Johannes Nemeth, Jennie Johnstone, Justin R Ortiz, Mark Loeb
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.es.2016.21.42.30378

Hand hygiene monitoring technology: a systematic review of efficacy
Journal of Hospital Infection
J.A. Srigley, M. Gardam, G. Fernie, D. Lightfoot, G. Lebovic, M.P. Muller
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2014.10.005

Postexposure management of healthcare personnel to infectious diseases
Hospital Practice
Mazen S. Bader, Annie A. Brooks, Jocelyn A. Srigley
DOI: 10.1080/21548331.2015.1018091

Bordetella Species Other than Bordetella pertussis
Clinical Microbiology Newsletter
Jocelyn A. Srigley, David M. Goldfarb, Jeffrey M. Pernica
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinmicnews.2015.03.004

Applying psychological frameworks of behaviour change to improve healthcare worker hand hygiene: a systematic review
Journal of Hospital Infection
J.A. Srigley, K. Corace, D.P. Hargadon, D. Yu, T. MacDonald, L. Fabrigar, G. Garber
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2015.06.019

Quantification of the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring using an electronic monitoring system: a retrospective cohort study.
BMJ Quality & Safety
PubMed: 25002555

Measurement of Patient Hand Hygiene in Multiorgan Transplant Units Using a Novel Technology: An Observational Study
Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Jocelyn A. Srigley, Colin D. Furness, Michael Gardam
DOI: 10.1086/678419

Can Behavior Change Frameworks Improve Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Uptake? A Systematic Review
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Kimberly Corace, Jocelyn Srigley, Daniel Hargadon, Dorothy Yu, Tara Macdonald, Leandre Fabrigar, Gary Garber
DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofv133.214

Infection Control
Encyclopedia of Trauma Care
Jocelyn A. Srigley, Michael Gardam
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29613-0_249

Quantification of the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring using an electronic monitoring system: a retrospective cohort study.
Srigley JA, Furness CD, Baker GR, Gardam M
PubMed: 25002555

Inappropriate use of antibiotics and Clostridium difficile infection.
American Journal of Infection Control
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.04.017
PubMed: 23932828

Measuring the effect of sousveillance in increasing socially desirable behaviour
2013 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS): Social Implications of Wearable Computing and Augmediated Reality in Everyday Life
Mir Adnan Ali, Jonathan Polak Nachumow, Jocelyn A. Srigley, Colin D. Furness, Steve Mann, Michael Gardam
DOI: 10.1109/istas.2013.6613128

Bordetella holmesii, an emerging cause of septic arthritis.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.06437-11
PubMed: 23345301

Hand hygiene monitoring technology: protocol for a systematic review.
Systematic Reviews
DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-101
PubMed: 24219817

Ileocecal ulceration and granulomatous ileitis as an unusual presentation of typhoid fever: a case report
Canadian Medical Association Journal
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.120714
PubMed: 22872773

Examination of staphylococcal stethoscope contamination in the emergency department (pilot) study (EXSSCITED pilot study).
Tang PH, Worster A, Srigley JA, Main CL
PubMed: 21722552

Examination of staphylococcal stethoscope contamination in the emergency department (pilot) study (EXSSCITED pilot study).
Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
PubMed: 21722552

A lethal case of generalized tetanus.
Canadian Medical Association Journal
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.101121
PubMed: 21343263

ICU Infections
Evidence-based infectious diseases (2nd edition).

Fever of unknown origin in a migrant farm worker from Mexico: History, her story and his story.
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
PubMed: 18978988

Fever of unknown origin in a migrant farm worker from Mexico: History, her story and his story.
Srigley JA, Cutz JC, Young JE, Morris AM
PubMed: 18978988

Sudden death with clinically undiagnosed pulmonary hypertension.
Srigley JA, Pollanen MS
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcfm.2005.02.006
PubMed: 16198969


Current Projects
Mixed methods study of hand hygiene attitudes, knowledge, and practices of hospital inpatients. We are conducting a quantitative survey and qualitative analysis of interviews in order to assess what patients understand about cleaning their own hands while in the hospital and what are the potential barriers that prevent them from doing so.

Current Projects
Systematic review of organizational culture change strategies to improve healthcare worker hand hygiene compliance. Culture change strategies, such as positive deviance and frontline ownership, are emerging as promising tools to bring about improvements in hand hygiene. We are reviewing the literature to find published and unpulished reports of these strategies in order to guide future research in this field.


Quality and Patient Safety Grant, Hamilton Health Sciences, 2014.

Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada/Astellas Post Residency Fellowship, 2012.

Honours & Awards

Thomas & Edna Naylor Award, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto, 2014

Best First Time Abstract, Community and Hospital Infection Control Association – Canada Annual Conference, Ottawa, 2013