MD, MSc, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
BCCH/BCCHRIBC Women’s Research Institute
Dr. Srigley has been interested in infections ever since seeing the movie Outbreak. She currently works as a medical microbiologist at BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals in Vancouver. She is also certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and has a Master of Science in health services research. Her research interests include infection prevention and control, hand hygiene, behaviour change, and organisational culture.
- University of Toronto. MSc, Health Services Research. 2014
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Specialty certificate, Medical Microbiology. 2012
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Subspecialty certificate, Infectious Diseases. 2012
- American Board of Internal Medicine. Board certification, Infectious Diseases. 2012
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Specialty certificate, Internal Medicine. 2010
- American Board of Internal Medicine. Board certification, Internal Medicine. 2010
- University of Toronto. MD (Honours). 2006
- University of Waterloo. BA (Honours), Social Development Studies. 2002
Awards and Recognition
- Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto. Thomas & Edna Naylor Award. 2014.
- Community and Hospital Infection Control Association – Canada Annual Conference, Ottawa. Best First Time Abstract. 2013.
- McMaster University Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology Residency Training Programs. Barry McTaggart Award. 2012.
- McMaster University Postgraduate Medical Education. Quality Assurance Award. 2012.
- McMaster University Internal Medicine Program. Chief Medical Resident Teaching Award, Hamilton General Hospital. 2009.
Link to Dr. Srigley’s Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=srigley+ja&sort=date&size=200
- 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 In My Lab Include
- Predicting hand hygiene behavior among health care workers based on implicit and explicit attitudes.
- Quality improvement projects to improve patient and visitor hand hygiene in hospital.
- Pilot project to evaluate the use of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system in a long-term care facility.
Teaching interests: infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship.
Courses Taught at UBC:
- PATH451 Lead Instructor