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a.denton@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473351


Senior Lecturer Nursing; Route Leader MSc Pre-Registration Nursing Academic Lead Infection Prevention and Control   Commenced University of Huddersfield 1st August 2014Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust Feb 2009 to July 2014. Key achievements: Completed post graduate certificate in Infection Prevention and Control. Lead in the team for CJD/TSE and Clostridium difficile. Joined Infection Prevention Society Education and Professional Development Committee. Commenced PhD Oct 2011 whilst in practice and completed in Nov 2014. Poster presentations x2 and 1 x oral presentation linked to PhD. Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing University of Huddersfield October 2007 to Jan 2009. Key achievements: Completed Masters in Health Care Law during this time (MA)Lecturer Adult Nursing University of Bradford Jan 2003 to Sept 2007. Key achievements: Developed and lead 2 x Inter-professional modules which included all branches of nursing, Physio and Radiography students. ALS trained. Completed MSc in Health Professional Education 2005    Practice Experience Co-ordinator Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust Dec 1999 to Dec 2002 (secondment). Key achievements: Commenced Masters in Health Professional Education. Presentations at conferences and poster presentations re role. Undertook and obtained NVQ assessor status. Research Nurse Huddersfield NHS Trust July 1998 to Nov 1999 (Secondment). Key achievements: Data collection Nurse. First exposure to undertaking practice patient focused research and impact on practiceSister A&E Huddersfield NHS Trust 1992 to 1998. Key achievements: Leadership. Completed BSc in Nursing Studies (Hons) First class Hons; DPSN and ENB 870. Developed evidence based approach to wound management Staff Nurse A&E Huddersfield Health Authority 1990 to 1992. Key achievements: Completed ENB 998 and ENB 199. Devised risk assessment for pressure ulcer prevention for use in A&E department. Link Practitioner for Infection Control and Tissue Viability Staff Nurse Orthopaedic Ward Huddersfield Health Authority 1988 to 1990. Key achievements: First post as qualified nurse. Introduction to care and management of surgical patients, wound management and care of the patient having undergone joint replacement surgery.  Staff Nurse Nights (prior to internal rotation) Huddersfield Health Authority 1988Student Nurse Training 1985 to 1988. Key achievements: RGN. Obtained Nurse of the year award on completion of nurse training

Research and Scholarship

Interested in the following:Infection prevention and control- all aspects Patient safetyLeadership in health care Successful IPS grant now completed to evaluate a simulation based educational approach to the delivery of IPC to third year students using an outbreak/incident simulation method of teaching. Final report competed – forthcoming publication and conference presentation.  

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Denton, A., Bodenham, A., Conquest, A., Davies, A., Davidson, A., Portsmouth, J., Doherty, J., York, N., Oulds, S., Shrestha, S., Rowlands, S., Gallagher, R., Bayliss, A., McIntosh, T., Currie, L., Ferdosian, M. and Dunn, H. (2016) Standards for infusion therapy 4th Ed. London, UK: RCN

Denton, A., Topping, A. and Humphreys, P. (2016) ‘Evolution of an audit and monitoring tool into an Infection prevention and control processJournal of Hospital Infection , 94 (1), pp. 32-40. ISSN 0195-6701

Hallam, C., Weston, V., Denton, A., Hill, S., Bodenham, A., Dunn, H. and Jackson, T. (2016) ‘Development of the UK Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) framework: a multi-organisational collaborativeJournal of Infection Prevention . ISSN 1757-1774


Denton, A., Garside, J., Stephenson, J. and Robinson, J. (2015) IPS Infection Prevention Society Research Grant Final Report IPS (Unpublished)


Denton, E (2014) The evolution of a checklist into an infection prevention and control process. Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.


Denton, A (2013) ‘The impact of the daily review checklists process (DRP) used in the care and management of patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in an acute NHS Trust’. In: Phi Mu Inaugeral Conference, 2013, 20th - 21st June 2013, Bournemouth, UK


Member of the University’s Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection prevention 2014 to current. Deputy Co-ordinator of EPDC (Education and Professional Development Committee) in the IPS (Infection Prevention Society) 2011 to present.EPDC member of the Scientific Programme Committee – planning and delivering national IPS conference    Member of the Research and Development Group of the IPS 2015 to current . Grants award lead in the committee As part of the EPDC involved in working with various organisations to review educational material includes skills for health (2011 to present) Involved in rewriting the IPS competencies for use with Practitioners in IPCCurrently undertaking an audit under the FOI for IPC content in pre-registration courses.Lead from the EPDC with other colleagues from the IPS in writing an ‘Isolation’ on line unit for the Nursing Times (currently in draft stages)

Research Degree Supervision

Enterprise Activities

Lead author for RCN Standards for Infsutiojn therapy - available online

Administrative Responsibilities

Academic Lead infection prevention and Control sschool wide
Health and Saftey representative School wide
Deputy CAB chair
Course Committee Representative

Teaching and Professional Activities

Delivery of Infection prevention and control educational material school widePre-Reg Masters Module Leader Nursing Practice 1 (Stage 1) and Pre-Registration associate module leader Nursing Practice (Stage 1). Module associate for Leadership and Management in health care (Nursing) (Stage 3).First Year Course Lead for BSc Nursing.Route lead for MSc Nursing ( Pre-registration)Personal and Link lecturer