Dust Bunny

Category: Research Outcomes

Creative tools freely available to engage research participants in WASH and AMR research

As a result of the project the team has developed a range of design research tools which can be used to support projects using creative methods for: a) collecting data on home cleaning and hygiene related to WASH (Water Sanitation…

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Microbiology study reveals link between dust and AMR

Dust Bunny has investigated the microbiological content of dust by isolating bacteria from dust obtained from a range of homes in Accra in Ghana.  We tested the bacteria for resistance to a number of commonly used antibiotics and found that…

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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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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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