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Virginia Hernandez Santiago

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Virginia Hernandez Santiago
Postal address:
School of Medicine
Medical & Biological Sciences
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom

Email: vhs2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 461738

Research overview

Overview

Dr Virginia H Santiago has been an academic GP since 2011. She moved to the University of St Andrews in November 2017, after being working in research in Dundee for over 6 years. Her research interests are in infectious disease epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship in Primary Care, with a special focus on antimicrobial misuse and its implications for resistance and adverse health outcomes (healthcare associated infections), and methods for improving the quality of antimicrobial prescribing in the community, including intervention development (clinical trials) and evaluation.

Prior to that, she was a CSO PhD Clinical Academic Training Fellow, and NES GP Academic Fellow at Dundee University, having qualified as a General Practitioner with Disctintion in Madrid, Spain, in 2010. The title of her PhD project is “Primary care antimicrobial stewardship: impact on prescribing and resistance”.

Current Research Projects

Stephen Gillespie (co-PI), Robert Hammond, Frank Sullivan and V Hernandez Santiago (co-PI). SLIC: A feasibility study of a novel, rapid diagnostic test for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in primary care. NHS Fife Endowment Fund. April 2018 – December 2019.

Point-of-care tests for urinary tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy. David Fraile Navarro, Frank Sullivan, Amaya Azcoaga Lorenzo, Virginia Hernandez Santiago (PI). November 2018 - December 2019.
 
Antimicrobial treatment and treatment duration for urinary tract infections in adult males.Akke Vellinga (PI), Karen Farrell, Meera Tandan, Ingvild Vik, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Marius Skow, Anja Brand, Ildiko Gagyor, Filip Jansaker, Gail Hayward. April - December 2019.
 
Effectiveness of the MultiPAP Plus intervention in young-old patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy aimed at improving prescription in primary care: cluster RCT. Lead PI Prof Isabel del Cura. 2018-2021.
 
Urinary tract infection in adults in primary care in Spain: incidence, aetiology, drug prescription and antibiotic resistance (2009-2018). STUDY ITURA-AP. Lead PI Dr Jesus Redondo. 2019-2022.


Research grants:

Stephen Gillespie (co-PI), Robert Hammond, Frank Sullivan and V Hernandez Santiago (co-PI). SLIC: A feasibility study of a novel, rapid diagnostic test for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in primary care. NHS Fife Endowment Fund. £64,775. 2018 – 2019.
 
Effectiveness of the MultiPAP Plus intervention in young-old patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy aimed at improving prescription in primary care: cluster RCT. Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (FIS). PI18/01515. (co-applicant ). Lead PI Prof Isabel del Cura. €40,020. 2018-2021.
 
V. Hernandez Santiago (PI), B Guthrie, C Marwick y P Donnan. A multilevel analysis of the impact of changes in antimicrobial prescribing on antimicrobial resistance. Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Government (CAF-12-17). £232,847. 2013 - 2017
 
V. Hernandez Santiago (PI), B Guthrie, P G Davey, P Donnan, G Orange, H Steele. Quinolone exposure and its relation to quinolone resistance in Primary Care. Royal College of GPs Scientific Foundation Board (RCGP_SFB_2011-17). £10,942. 2012 - 2014.
 
e-EDUCAGUIA: an intervention to implement adherence to clinical practice guidelines among Spanish GP trainees). Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (FIS) (PI11/0047). (co-applicant). Lead PI Prof Isabel del Cura. €51,300. 2011-2016.

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