Ronald J Russell
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

SWAN JS, DEASY EC, BOYLE MA, RUSSELL RJ, O'DONNELL MJ, COLEMAN DC, ELIMINATION OF BIOFILM AND MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION RESERVOIRS IN HOSPITAL WASHBASIN U-BENDS BY AUTOMATED CLEANING AND DISINFECTION WITH ELECTROCHEMICALLY ACTIVATED SOLUTIONS, JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 94, (2 (October)), 2016, p169 - 174 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

BOYLE MA, O'DONNELL MJ, RUSSELL RJ, GALVIN N, SWAN J, COLEMAN DC, OVERCOMING THE PROBLEM OF RESIDUAL MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION IN DENTAL SUCTION UNITS LEFT BY CONVENTIONAL DISINFECTION USING NOVEL SINGLE COMPONENT SUCTION HANDPIECES IN COMBINATION WITH AUTOMATED FLOOD DISINFECTION, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 43, (10), 2015, p1268 - 1279 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Galvin S, Boyle M, Russell RJ, Coleman DC, Creamer E, O'Gara JP, Fitzgerald-Hughes D, Humphreys H, Evaluation of vaporized hydrogen peroxide, Citrox and pH neutral Ecasol for decontamination of an enclosed area: a pilot study., The Journal of Hospital Infection, 80, (1), 2012, p67-70 Journal Article, 2012

Russell, R.J., Markey, J. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Standards and Recommended Practices for Dental Services in a Local Decontamination Unit (LDU)', Version 1.1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2012, - 1-160 Protocol or guideline, 2012

Armstrong, Gordon; Thornton, Roibeard;Ryan, Michael p.;Laffir, Fathima;Russell, Ronald J.; Bala, Tanushree;Keely, Christopher; Babu, Ramesh, Formulation of epoxy-polyester powder coatings containing silver-modified nanoclays and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties, Polymer Bulletin, 68, (7), 2012, p1951 - 1963 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

BOYLE MA, O'DONNELL MJ, MILLER A, RUSSELL RJ, COLEMAN DC, CONTROL OF BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION OF WASHBASIN TAPS AND OUTPUT WATER USING ECASOL: A ONE YEAR STUDY, JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 80, (4), 2012, p288 - 292 Journal Article, 2012 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Chander, Yogesh; Johnson, Thomas; Goyal, Sagar M, Antiviral activity of Ecasol against feline calicivirus, a surrogate of human norovirus., Journal of Infection and Public Health, 5, (6), 2012, p420 - 424 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Russell, R.J., Markey, J. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Standards and Recommended Practices for Endoscope Reprocessing Units', Version 2.2, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2012, - 1-173 Protocol or guideline, 2012

Russell, R.J., Markey, J. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Standards and Recommended Practices for Central Decontamination Units', Version 2.1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2011, - 1-226 Protocol or guideline, 2011

O'DONNELL MJ, BOYLE MA, RUSSELL RJ AND COLEMAN DC, MANAGEMENT OF DENTAL UNIT WATERLINE BIOFILMS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, FUTURE MICROBIOLOGY, 6, (10), 2011, p1209 - 1226 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Russell, R.J., Markey, J. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Standards and Recommended Practices for Dental Services (Central Decontamination Units)', Version 2.1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2011, - 1-209 Protocol or guideline, 2011

COLEMAN DC, O'DONNELL MJ, BOYLE M. RUSSELL R, MICROBIAL BIOFILM CONTROL WITHIN THE DENTAL CLINIC: REDUCING MULTIPLE RISKS, JOURNAL OF INFECTION PREVENTION, 11, (6), 2010, p192 - 198 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

BOYLE MA, O'DONNELL MJ, RUSSELL RJ, COLEMAN DC, LACK OF CYTOTOXICITY BY TRUSTWATER ECASOL USED TO MAINTAIN GOOD QUALITY DENTAL UNIT WATERLINE OUTPUT WATER IN KERATINOCYTE MONOLAYER AND RECONSTITUTED HUMAN ORAL EPITHELIAL TISSUE MODELS, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 38, (11), 2010, p930 - 940 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

A. Dolan, B. McEntee, E. Creamer, A. Shore, R. Cunney, D.J. Sullivan, R.J. Russell, D.C. Coleman, H. Humphreys, An evaluation of ECASOL-AQ to eradicate nosocomial pathogens from contaminated mattresses, Journal of Hospital Infection, 7th International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society, Liverpool,UK, 10-13 October 2010, 76 S1, Hospital Infection Society, 2010, ppS25- Meeting Abstract, 2010

Coleman, D.C., O'Donnell, M.J., Shore, A.C., Russell, R.J. , Biofilm problems in dental unit water systems and its practical control , Journal of Applied Microbiology, 106, (5), 2009, p1424 - 1437 Journal Article, 2009 URL DOI

O'DONNELL MJ, BOYLE M, SWAN J, RUSSELL RJ, COLEMAN DC, A CENTRALISED, AUTOMATED DENTAL HOSPITAL WATER QUALITY AND BIOFILM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING NEUTRAL ECASOL MAINTAINS DENTAL UNIT WATERLINE OUTPUT AT BETTER THAN POTABLE QUALITY: A TWO-YEAR LONGITUDINAL STUDY, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 37, (10), 2009, p748 - 762 Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL

M.J. O'Donnell , M. Boyle, J. Swan, R.J. Russell , D.C. Coleman , A centralised, automated dental hospital water quality and biofilm management system using neutral EcasolTM maintains dental unit waterline output at better than potable quality: A 2-year longitudinal study., Journal of Dentistry, 37, (10), 2009, p748 - 762 Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL

M.J. O'Donnell, A.C. Shore, R.J. Russell, D.C. Coleman , Optimisation of the long-term efficacy of dental chair waterline disinfection by the identification and rectification of factors associated with waterline disinfection failure. , Journal of Dentistry, 35, (5), 2009, p438 - 451 Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL

Russell, R.J., Ryan, W. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Part 1', Version 1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2007, - Protocol or guideline, 2007

Russell, R.J., Ryan, W. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Part 2', Version 1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2007, - 1 - 46 Protocol or guideline, 2007

Russell, R.J., Ryan, W. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Part 7', Version 1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2007, - 1-26 Protocol or guideline, 2007

Russell, R.J., Ryan, W. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Part 1', Version 1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2007, - 1-23 Protocol or guideline, 2007

COLEMAN DC, O'DONNELL MJ, SHORE AC, SWAN R, RUSSELL RJ, THE ROLE OF MANUFACTURERS IN REDUCING BIOFILMS IN DENTAL CHAIR WATERLINES, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 35, (9), 2007, p701 - 711 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Russell, R.J., Ryan, W. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Part 4', Version 1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2007, - 1-57 Protocol or guideline, 2007

Russell, R.J., Ryan, W. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Part 5a', Version 1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2007, - 1-130 Protocol or guideline, 2007

Russell, R.J., Ryan, W. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Part 6', Version 1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2007, - 1-117 Protocol or guideline, 2007

D.C. Coleman, M.J. O'Donnell , A.C. Shore , J. Swan, R.J. Russell , The role of manufacturers in reducing biofilms in dental chair waterlines. , Journal of Dentistry, 35, (9), 2007, p701 - 711 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Russell, R.J., Ryan, W. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Part 4', Version 1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2007, - 1-57 Protocol or guideline, 2007

Russell, R.J., Ryan, W. & HSE Advisory Group, 'Standards and Recommended Practices for of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Part 3', Version 1, Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2007, - 1-143 Protocol or guideline, 2007

O'DONNELL MJ, SHORE AC, RUSSELL RJ, COLEMAN DC, OPTIMISATION OF THE LONG-TERM EFFICACY OF DENTAL CHAIR WATERLINE DISINFECTION BY THE IDENTIFICATION AND RECTIFICATION OF FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH WATERLINE DISINFECTION FAILURE, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 35, (5), 2007, p438 - 451 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

O'DONNELL MJ, SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC., A NOVEL AUTOMATED WATERLINE CLEANING SYSTEM THAT FACILLITATES EFFECTIVE AND CONSISTENT CONTROL OF MICROBIAL BIOFILM CONTAMINATION OF DENTAL CHAIR UNIT WATERLINES: A ONE-YEAR STUDY, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 34, (9), 2006, p648-661 Journal Article, 2006 URL DOI

COLEMAN DC, O'DONNELL MJ, RUSSELL RJ, GLEESON F, O'DWYER T, O'DOHERTY S, INDEPENDENTLY CHAIRED REPORT ON LEGIONELLOSIS AT WATERFORD REGIONAL HOSPITAL, South Eastern Health Board, 2004, 1, 214 Report, 2004 URL

TUTTLEBEE CM, O'DONNELL MJ, KEANE CT, RUSSELL RJ, SULLIVAN DJ, FALKINER F, COLEMAN DC., EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF DENTAL CHAIR UNIT WATERLINE BIOFILM AND MARKED REDUCTION OF BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION OF OUTPUT WATER USING TWO PEROXIDE-BASED DISINFECTANTS, Journal of Hospital Infection, 52, (3), 2002, p192 - 205 Journal Article, 2002 DOI URL

Quality Assurance in, editor(s)J Bartram and G Rees , Monitoring Bathing Waters - A practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes , London, E & FN Spon World Health Organisation, 2000, pp49 - 68, [A. Storey, R. Briggs, H. Jones and R. Russell ] Book Chapter, 2000

Sanitary Inspection and Microbiological Water Quality in, editor(s)J. Bartram & G.Rees , Monitoring Bathing Waters - A practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes, London & New York, E & FN Spon World Health Organisation, 2000, pp169 - 218, [ M.J. Figueras, J.J. Borrego, E.B.Pike,W. Robertson , R.Russell and N.Ashbolt] Book Chapter, 2000

COLEMAN, DC, BENNETT, DE,SULLIVAN, DJ, GALLAGHER, PJ,HENMAN, MC,SHANLEY, DB,RUSSELL, RJ,, ORAL CANDIDA IN HIV-INFECTION AND AIDS - NEW PERSPECTIVES NEW APPROACHES, CRITICAL REVIEWS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 19, (2), 1993, p61 - 82 Journal Article, 1993 URL DOI

GALLAGHER, PJ, BENNETT, DE, HENMAN, MC, RUSSELL, RJ, FLINT, SR, SHANLEY, DB, COLEMAN, DC, REDUCED AZOLE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF ORAL ISOLATES OF CANDIDA-ALBICANS FROM HIV-POSITIVE PATIENTS AND A DERIVATIVE EXHIBITING COLONY MORPHOLOGY VARIATION, Journal of General Microbiology, 138, 1992, p1901 - 1911 Journal Article, 1992 URL DOI

COLEMAN, D, KNIGHTS, J, RUSSELL, R, SHANLEY, D, BIRKBECK, TH, DOUGAN, G, CHARLES, I, INSERTIONAL INACTIVATION OF THE STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS BETA-TOXIN BY BACTERIOPHAGE PHI-13 OCCURS BY SITE-SPECIFIC AND ORIENTATION-SPECIFIC INTEGRATION OF THE PHI-13 GENOME, MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY, 5, (4), 1991, p933 - 939 Journal Article, 1991 DOI URL

HUMPHREYS, H, KEANE, CT, HONE, R, POMEROY, H, RUSSELL, RJ, ARBUTHNOTT, JP, COLEMAN, DC, ENTERO-TOXIN PRODUCTION BY STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS ISOLATES FROM CASES OF SEPTICEMIA AND FROM HEALTHY CARRIERS, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 28, 1989, p163 - 172 Journal Article, 1989 DOI

CARROLL, JD, POMEROY, HM, RUSSELL, RJ, ARBUTHNOTT, JP, KEANE, CT, MCCORMICK, OM, COLEMAN, DC, A NEW METHICILLIN-RESISTANT AND GENTAMICIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS IN DUBLIN - MOLECULAR GENETIC-ANALYSIS, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 28, 1989, p15 - 23 Journal Article, 1989 URL DOI

Coleman DC, Sullivan DJ, Russell RJ, Arbuthnott JP, Carey BF, Pomeroy HM., Staphylococcus aureus bacteriophages mediating the simultaneous lysogenic conversion of beta-lysin, staphylokinase and enterotoxin A: molecular mechanism of triple conversion, Journal of General Microbiology, 135, (6), 1989, p1679-97 Journal Article, 1989

Bacterial antigens in, Wilson, G., and H. M. Dick , Topley and Wilson's principles of bacteriology, virology and immunity, vol. 1, London, UK, Edward Arnold, 1983, pp337 - 373, [Arbuthnott, J. P., P. Owen, and R. J. Russell] Book Chapter, 1983

Sheahan BJ, Atkins GJ, Russell RJ, O'Connor JP, Histiolymphocytic lymphosarcoma in the subcutis of two horses, Veterinary Pathology, 17, (2), 1980, p123-33 Journal Article, 1980

Day SE, Vasli KK, Russell RJ, Arbuthnott JP, A simple method for the study in vivo of bacterial growth and accompanying host response, Journal of Infection, 2, (1), 1980, p39-51 Journal Article, 1980

W.J. Herbert and P.C. Wilkinson (eds) R.J. Russell major contributor, Dictionary of Immunology , 2, Oxford, Blackwell Scientific , 1978, 1-194pp Book, 1978

Moudgil GC, Allan RB, Russell RJ, Wilkinson PC, Inhibition, by anaesthetic agents, of human leucocyte locomotion towards chemical attractants, British Journal of Anaesthesia, 49, (2), 1977, p97-105 Journal Article, 1977

Russell RJ, Wilkinson PC, McInroy RJ, McKay S, McCartney AC, Arbuthnott JP, Effects of staphylococcal products on locomotion and chemotaxis of human blood neutrophils and monocytes, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 9, (4), 1976, p433-9 Journal Article, 1976

Russell RJ, Wilkinson PC, McInroy RJ, McKay S, McCartney AC, Arbuthnott JP, Effects of staphylococcal products on locomotion and chemotaxis of human blood neutrophils and monocytes, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 9, (4), 1976, p433-9 Journal Article, 1976

Russell,R.J., Wilkinson,P.C., Sless,F., Parrott, D.M.V., Chemotaxis of Lymphoblasts, Nature, 256, (5519), 1975, p646 - 648 Journal Article, 1975

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Matteo Viganotti, Investigation at the pore scale on the formation, structure and failure of the carbonate bond in soil stabilisation MICP applications. , Trinity College Dublin, 2014 Thesis, 2014

Russell., R.J., Infection Control E-Learning course, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008

Russell, R. J., Decontamination of Reusable Medical Devices E-Learning Course, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008

Russell, R.J., Decontamination E-learning course, 2002, - Miscellaneous, 2002

Arbuthnott, J. P., Coleman, D. C., Sullivan, D. J., Foster, T. J. and Russell, R. J. , 11) Staphylococcal mastitis in dairy cows: Antibiotic resistance and new approaches vaccines, Animal health: Control of infection, Animal health: Control of infection, Royal Irish Academy, 1987, edited by J.P. Arbuthnott , 1987, pp26-31 Conference Paper, 1987

Coleman, D., Russell, R., Harwood, M., Mulcahy, F. and Shanley, D, Clinical and microbiological analysis of oral candidiasis in HIV+ patients, Journal of Dental Research, 68, (Supplement 1), pp893- Meeting Abstract,

Research Expertise

Description

Translational research in infection control for niche applications, Biofilm management and control, Electrochemically activated solutions in disinfection, processing, cleaning, Influence of nanobubbles on active solutions,

Keywords

Agricultural Hydrology, Water Processes; Animal Health, Welfare; Applied and Environmental microbiology; Bacterial pathogenicity; Bacteriology; Biodefense; Biodegradation; BIOFILM; Biosafety; Bioweapons; Communicable Diseases; DISINFECTANTS; Disinfection; E-learning; E.coli; Education/Instruction (Health/Safety/Medical); ELECTROCATALYTIC PROPERTIES; Electrochemically activated solutions; Electrochemistry; ENTEROBACTERIACEAE; ENTEROCOCCI; Environment (Health/Safety/Medical); Environmental biotechnology; Environmental Health; Environmental Indicators, Monitoring, Risk Assessment; ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY; Environmental Risk Assessment; Environmental Technology; EPA Laboratory Support; Epidemiology; Food Microbiology; Food Quality Management, Policy, Labelling; Food-poisoning; Fresh water pollution; Fungal Infections; Genetically Modified Organisms; Groundwater; Health and Safety Standards, Environment; Healthcare Acquired Infections; Hygiene; Immune system; Immunoassays; Infectious diseases; Infectious Diseases/Agents; Innate immunology; Instruments/Instrumentation/Devices (Health/M; Marine pollution; Materials/Products (Health/Safety/Medical); Medical Devices; Medical technology; Microbial Degradation; Microbial ecology; Microbial Processes; Microbial Systematics, Diversity; Microbiology; Molecular genetics of gram positive pathogens; Mycology and fungal pathogenesis; Occupational Health and Safety; Occupational Hygiene; Oral microbiology; Peridontology; Public health; Sterilisation processes; Sterilization; Vaccines; Waste Management, Recycling; Water & Sanitation; Water analysis; Water engineering; WATER MICROBIOLOGY; Water Monitoring, Quality, Treatment; Water Pollution; WATER QUALITY; WATER-TREATMENT

Recognition

Representations

Chair of HSE National Decontamination Advisory Group 2005 till present

Adviser to Dept of Foreign Affairs & Trade at UN on Biological Weapons Convention 1996 till present

Chaired the HSE Review of Decontamination services in 52 Irish acute hospitals and produced National Report 2005-6

Adviser to Department of the Marine on research and projects including training, fish spoilage, shellfish waters designation, depuration schemes, UV wastewater treatment 1978 -2009

Approvals Board of Excellence Ireland Quality Association 1993 till present

Public Lecture series at University of Idaho, Boise 2005

Chaired European Science Foundation Expert Group on Cyanobacterial toxins 1991-4

Approvals Board An Taisce/FEEE Blue Flag scheme 1990 till present

Approvals Board ILAM /Active Ireland 1998 till present

Acted as NBST scrutineer for Licencing of commercial GM work in Ireland till EPA Unit was established 1987-99

Co-founded Irish Society for Immunology 1979

Memberships

President of Irish Decontamination Institute 2000 – Present