Dust Bunny

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Dust Bunny’s unique research methodology published by the Design Journal

The unique and truly multidisciplinary research methodology employed by the Dust Bunny research team has been published in the Design Journal. The paper is entitled ‘Combining design research with microbiology to tackle drug-resistant infections in different home environments in Ghana:…

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Microbiology data analysis to be completed soon

Following the collection of dust data samples from the 12 households participating in the study, the team has been analysing them used different microbiology analyses. This will help determine if the bacterial strains being identified are of public health importance…

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Dust Bunny presented at the EAD2019 Conference

The Dust Bunny project was presented at the 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD), in Dundee, UK. The conference, was found to promote the publication and dissemination of research in design through by different educational institutions…

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Dust Bunny maximises Impact during the International Forum on Health and Wellbeing

Lancaster University in collaboration with Lancaster University Ghana and with funding from the UKRI and the Global Challenges Research Fund, has organised the International Forum on Health and Wellbeing, with the main objective of creating impact on existing research among…

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Preliminary findings from the design ethnography

The design ethnography was intended to give researchers a closer understanding of the cleaning practices and the perceptions of cleanliness and hygiene, in relation to dust, of householders and the people who regularly clean homes as part of, and for,…

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Community and experts pave the way for new Global Health project

In a co-design workshop run in February in Accra, representatives of the communities participating in the Dust Bunny project and experts (public health, epidemiology, behavioural psychology, etc) came together to co-develop an interdisciplinary research project  addressing infectious disease in the…

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Engaging with community and experts in Accra

The Dust Bunny team run engagement workshops in the second week of February in Accra, Ghana. The workshops engaged with members of the community who are participating in the project as well as Ghanian external to the project public health…

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The Dust Bunny team is hosting a dissemination workshop in Ghana

Dust Bunny is a 2-year UK funded research project that applies innovative design research methods coupled with microbiological analyses to address issues of home-based infections in Ghana, particularly those carrying antimicrobial resistance, resulting in a reduction of infection and in…

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Dust sample collection for microbiological study starting soon

This project has a microbiological component which seeks to assess the extent of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria attached to dust in Ghanaian homes. This is a problem as resistance, if found in infectious bacteria, may hinder treatment of infectious…

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Cleaning & hygiene practices survey nearly completed

The team at Noguchi have been running for the past month a survey on the hygiene and cleaning practices across different domestic environments (i.e. urban vs rural, private vs communal dwellings) and a range of social scales (i.e. low, low-middle,…

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