Meet the Experts

Michael Moore

Professor of Primary Care Research, Southampton UniversityAntibiotic Zone Expert “One of my main areas of work is looking at how best to manage common infections like sore throats coughs sinusitis and ear infections… So my research focusses on how to identify those who really might need antibiotics and also on other ways to help the symptoms.”

Christopher Butler

Professor of Primary Care, Oxford UniversityAntibiotic Zone Expert “My qualitative research identifying GPs and patients perspectives on the ‘culture of antibiotic prescribing in primary care’ (Butler BMJ 1998) informed the development of several antimicrobial stewardship trials (Francis BMJ 2009; Cals BMJ 2009; Butler BMJ 2012, 45).”

Cliodna McNulty

Head of Public Health England Primary Care Unit, HPAAntibiotic Zone Expert
“I lead on the development of National antibiotic guidance for GPs, the TARGET antibiotic resources and the school e-Bug resources”

Paul Little

Professor of Primary Care Research, Southampton UniversityAntibiotic Zone Expert
Paul works on “trials of pragmatic prescribing strategies, communication, and large prospective cohorts…”

Jeroen Dewulf

Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, Uni of GhentAntibiotic Zone Expert
“Veterinary epidemiologist studying antimicrobial use and resistance in animals and the potential relation with human health.”

Elizabeth Beech

Project Lead Healthcare Acquired Infection & Antimicrobial Resistance, NHSAntibiotic Zone Expert
“I’m a pharmacist, and I work with many other people to help implement the UK Antimicrobial Resistance strategy, in particular raising awareness within NHS commissioning organisations and in primary care.”

Alastair Hay

Professor of Primary Care, University of BristolAntibiotic Zone Expert
“I am a GP and, in my role as a Professor, I lead and work with a large number of scientists who conduct research to help GPs, nurses and patients make best use of antibiotics.”

Adam Roberts

Senior Lecturer Microbial Diseases, Eastman Dental Institute, UCLAntibiotic Zone Expert
“I am a microbiologist trying to understand antibiotic resistance at the DNA level of bacteria. How they become resistant to antibiotics and how they are able to transfer it.”

Thamarai Schneiders

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Bacteriology, Edinburgh UniversityAntibiotic Zone Expert
“I am a molecular microbiologist with a focus on elucidating microbial mechanisms necessary for drug-bug and host-bug interactions. My pet organism has always been Klebsiella pneumoniae and now my work extends to other species such as Enterobacter , Acinetobacter and Citrobacter spp.”

Marco Boeri

Lecturer in environmental & health economics, Queen’s University BelfastAntibiotic Zone Expert
“I am an applied economist expert in preference analysis and consumer behaviour. My main interest in this subject is to investigate preferences for different strategies to deal with AMR employing discrete choice experiments (DCE) tounderstand which incentives can work to compensate losses from reducing the use of antibiotics (e.g. in the agri-food industry), and which types of nudges can help reduce their misuse.”

Rose Gallagher

Nurse Advisor Infection Prevention and Control, Royal College of NursingAntibiotic Zone Expert
“As the Professional lead for IPC i have a unique UK wide role as a nursing leader to enable the voice of nursing to contribute to local and national initiatives on IPC and AMR.”

Wendy Thompson

wendythompsonHest Bank Dental Centre (part time general practice dentist); PhD Student University of Leeds
“My PhD is about treating urgent dental patients, including optimising antibiotic prescribing. I also teach dentists across England about antimicrobial prescribing and resistance.”