Research Group Leader in the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance
I joined the BDI in May 2018 as the Research Group Leader of Oxford GBD (Global Burden of Disease), an Oxford-based group that works in partnership with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle to produce data, health metrics and geospatial maps. Together we will apply methodologies utilised by IHME in its ongoing Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study to build an evidence base for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with an initial focus on a select number of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. We will produce comparable AMR burden estimates for these select ‘bug-drug’ combinations from 1990 to the present in all countries included in the GBD study; these maps and data collated will be useful for the global research community and for policymakers to tailor interventions at the local level.
My research has focused on clinical microbiology, particularly in South East Asia where I was based for six years running diagnostic and research laboratories in Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Laos PDR and the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I have also worked with numerous research groups across Africa while based in the Epidemic Diseases Research Group Oxford (ERGO). I am a panellist and chair assessing Athena SWAN applications for Advance HE (formerly ECU) and am passionate about public engagement in science to inspire the next generation of scientists.
A prospective, open-label, randomized trial of doxycycline versus azithromycin for the treatment of uncomplicated murine typhus.
Newton PN. et al, (2018), Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Antimicrobial Resistance in Invasive Bacterial Infections in Hospitalized Children, Cambodia, 2007-2016.
Fox-Lewis A. et al, (2018), Emerging infectious diseases, 24, 841 - 851
Recommendations for enterovirus diagnostics and characterisation within and beyond Europe.
Harvala H. et al, (2018), Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, 101, 11 - 17
Antimicrobial susceptibility of uropathogens isolated from Cambodian children.
Moore CE. and Parry CM., (2017), Paediatrics and international child health, 37
Panton-Valentine Leucocidin positive CC121 strain Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus is associated with Pyomyositis in Cambodian children
Young B. et al, (2017)