|Tel||+44 (0) 1865 220899|
|Contact address||Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Level 7, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, United Kingdom|
|Department||Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine|
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2005 - present: University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford
2001-2005: Clinical Lecturer in Microbiology, University of Oxford (CCST Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 2005, FRCPath 2004)
2000-2001: SpR Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
1997-2000: Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, University of Sheffield
1992 - 1997: House Officer positions in Medicine, Surgery, Accident & Emergency
My research is focused around infection detection and prevention.
One strand, supported by the National Institutes of Health Research and the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, concerns detection and study of microbial pathogens by surveillance of passively collected health data. This uses data from of the Infection in Oxfordshire Research Database, an anonymised data source containing data on microbiology, patient admission and other data from Oxfordshire. In the past, work has focused on MRSA, C. difficile and multi-resistant E. coli, but is now extending to a wider range of organisms and conditions. This work is linked to the UK CRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Consortium, and the PIs Professors Derrick Crook and Tim Peto.
A second major strand relates to the development of improved vectors, as part of the Jenner Institute (PI: Professor Adrian Hill). The project is ongoing, with background and a portion of the work performed now published.
Present and past research funding from the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, the National Institute for Health Research (UK), the Wellcome Trust and Foundation for the National Institute of Health is gratefully acknowledged.