Maliwan Hongsuwan investigates interventions to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Her current project uses both qualitative research methods and mathematical modelling to develop an intervention study that aims to reduce hospital-acquired infections in northeastern Thailand. The initial focus is on hand hygiene interventions. One of the key questions is how to achieve sustained, rather than transient, improvements in hand hygiene behaviour amongst hospital staff. Maliwan is based in the Ubon Ratchathani unit. She also works closely with the Microbiology team.