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MSc Public Health (Glamorgan); BSc Professional Practice (Glamorgan); Diploma in Infection Control (South Bank University, London); PGCEd (Glamorgan); RGN; WNB 8 (Aneasthetics and Operating Department Practice.


Alex has considerable experience within the clinical fields of operating department practice and infection control. Alex also has experience of ITU and acute surgical care. Alex has a strong interest in Public Health and the theories relating to the wellbeing of the population.


Alex has worked as a theatre sister and a senior infection prevention and control nurse.


Personal Tutor to pre and post registration nursing students.
Module Leader for the Adult Nursing (Year 3 Branch)
Module Leader for the Post Registration Surgical Module
Module Leader for Scrub Practitioner Role
Module Leader for Post Registration Public Health Module
Module Leader for the Return to Practice Course

Involved with the following modules;

Prevention and Control of HCAI
Competencies for the Newly Appointed Infection Prevention Practitioner
BSc Professional Practice Nursing (International Students)
MSc Professional Practice Nursing (International Students)
BSc in Occupational Therapy
Principles and Practice of Wound Managment


Edwards PS, Lipp A, Holmes A (2004) Preoperative skin antiseptics for preventing surgical wound infections after clean surgery; The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3 (Reviewed 2007)

Holmes A (2009) Developing a systematic review: a novice’s view; The 2009 RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff (Oral Presentation)

Lipp A, Holmes A (2009) Facilitating small group learning in the operating department, Poster Presentation held at the NET conference (September 2009) Newham College, University of Cambridge

Lipp A, Holmes A (2009) Facilitating small group learning in the operating department; Journal of Perioperative Practice 19 (5) 148-152


Nursing Midwifery Council (since 1984); Royal College of Nursing (since 1984)


External Examiner for Oxford Brookes University
Currently involved with Clinical Supervsion Updates with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (2015)

Book Review (2014) The Essentials of Adult Nursing – Sage Publications


Surgical Nursing; infection prevention and control, public health and operating department practice

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