Antimicrobial Resistance Research

The Team

Core Management Team

110x136px Dr Danish J. Malik  is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. His research applies principles of chemical engineering science to problems in healthcare and the life sciences. His focus is on the rational engineering and design of devices/systems/processes for environmental decontamination, detection of pathogenic agents, particularly Clostridium difficile, using bacteriophages for diagnostic ( reporter phages) and therapeutic applications. Research in the area of diagnostics for healthcare associated infections (HCAI) has looked at the practical implementation of environmental hygiene surveillance monitoring systems in several NHS showcase hospitals.These have used enzyme-based biosensors coupled with statistical process control strategies and incorporated behaviour change approaches to combat HCAI.
Dr Sourav Ghosh is a Lecturer in Healthcare Engineering in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. His research focus lies in the application of principles of physical science and engineering to problems in healthcare, with a major focus in electromechanical techniques for rapid and point-of-care biosensing. In collaboration with co-inventors from Cambridge University, he has pioneered the application of nonlinear acoustics called anharmonic acoustic detection technique (ADT) in biosensing that uniquely allows additional selectivity in detection above the efficacy of the biomolecular receptors
  Dr Marc Kimber is a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry. His research focus is in the development of new synthetic methods and their application to the synthesis of natural products that display relevant biological profiles as antimicrobials. His expertise lies in the design and implementation of synthetic chemistry pathways to produce a number of natural product classes and heterocyclic frameworks, as well as the exploitation of new chemical space via diversity orientated synthesis. He has experience of drug development in the pharmaceutical sector.
Dr Emily Rousham is a Senior Lecturer in Human Biology, Centre for Global Health and Human Development, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Her interests are in the application and development of low cost diagnostic, surveillance and monitoring tools for antimicrobial resistance in low resource settings, and behaviours surrounding non-prescribed antibiotics, AMR and human health. Her work focuses on maternal and child health and infectious disease in low- and middle- income countries and she has extensive field experience working in low-resource settings. She has conducted international projects working in partnership with aid agencies and in-country teams (Concern Worldwide; Winrock International; Save the Children, US). She has led two longitudinal infectious disease intervention studies in Bangladesh.  She has collated and analysed large datasets on health, morbidity and nutritional status of children in programme areas across 11 low-income countries.
Dr John Ward is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. His research interests are in the application of mathematical modelling to a variety of problems in medicine and biology. He has extensive experience in multidisciplinary research in biology and engineering working with the Health and Safety Laboratory (on contact dermatitis), Institute of Animal Health (on foot and mouth disease) and Unilever and Syngenta (on drug toxicology). Much of his research focus is in the investigation of bacteria biology, particularly quorum sensing in cultures, biofilm and wounds. This work includes the modelling of alternative AMR therapies that inhibit quorum sensing, thereby restricting bacterial infection capabilities.