EducationTrinity College Dublin
QualificationsMB BCH BAO BA MSC
Current JobConsultant Infectious diseases, microbiology and epidemiology
Royal Free London and Public Health England
Tell us about your work on antimicrobial resistance?
I work on gathering the information on antibiotic use and resistance from all practices and hospitals across the country. This allows us to understand trends, design interventions and monitor the impact of policies and strategies.
How does your work make things better for patients?
Clinical trials, guidelines, healthcare improvement
What are the best 3 things you've seen in Primary Healthcare to combat antimicrobial resistance?
Delayed / back up prescribing; alternatives to antibiotics unless they are necessary