• Srigley, Jocelyn


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Medical Microbiologist, BC Children's and BC Women's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
    Corporate Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Provincial Health Services Authority 

    Degrees / Designations

    MD, MSc, FRCPC

    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    (604) 875-2000 ext. 5208
    (604) 875-3777
    Lab Phone
    Joy Taylor
    Assistant Phone
    (604) 875-2000 ext. 7468
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room 2J3
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4 

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Infection prevention and control
    • Hand hygiene
    • Behaviour change
    • Organizational culture

    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. 

    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.
    • 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. 
    Selected Publications

    For the latest publications, please visit Dr. Srigley’s ORCID profile.

    Srigley JA, Corace K, Hargadon DP, Yu D, MacDonald M, Fabrigar L, Garber G. Applying psychological frameworks of behavior change to improve healthcare worker hand hygiene: a systematic review. Journal of Hospital Infection 2015;91(3):202-10. PMID: 26321675

    Srigley JA, Goldfarb DM, Pernica JM. Bordetella species other than B. pertussis. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter 2015;37(8):61-5. 

    Bader MS, Brooks AA, Srigley JA. Postexposure management of healthcare personnel to infectious diseases. Hospital Practice 2015;43(2):107-27. PMID: 25728206

    Srigley JA, Gardam M, Fernie G, Lightfoot D, Lebovic G, Muller MP. Hand hygiene monitoring technology: a systematic review of efficacy. Journal of Hospital Infection 2015;89(1):51-60. PMID: 25480021

    Srigley JA, Furness CD, Baker GR, Gardam M. Quantification of the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring using an electronic monitoring system: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Quality & Safety 2014; 23(12):974-80. http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/23/12/974.long PMID: 25002555  

    Srigley JA, Furness CD, Gardam M. Automated measurement of patient hand hygiene in an acute care hospital: a cross-sectional analysis. Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology 2014;35(11):1336-41. 

    Srigley JA, Lightfoot D, Fernie G, Gardam M, Muller MP. Hand hygiene monitoring technology: protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews 2013;2:101. http://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2046-4053-2-101 PMID: 24219817

    Srigley JA, Brooks A, Sung M, Yamamura D, Haider S, Mertz D. Inappropriate use of antibiotics and Clostridium difficile infection. American Journal of Infection Control 2013;41(11):1116-8. PMID: 23932828

    Abouanaser SF, Srigley JA, Nguyen T, Dale SE, Johnstone J, Wilcox L, Jamieson F, Rawte P, Pernica JM. Bordetella holmesii: an emerging cause of septic arthritis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2013;51(4):1313-1315. http://jcm.asm.org/content/51/4/1313.long PMID: 23345301

    Cheung C, Merkeley H, Srigley JA, Salh B, Webber D, Voyer S. Ileocecal ulceration and granulomatous ileitis as an unusual presentation of typhoid fever: a case report.  Canadian Medical Association Journal 2012;184(16):1808-10. http://www.cmaj.ca/content/184/16/1808.long PMID: 22872773


    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
    Barry McTaggart Award, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology Residency Training Programs, McMaster University, 2012
    Quality Assurance Award, Postgraduate Medical Education, McMaster University, 2012

    Research Group Members