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My background is in Soil and Water Science from the University of California at Riverside. I am a pollution scientist with an interest in understanding its effects on microbial ecology and function in soil and water systems. In most cases, my research is leaning towards the 'applied' with a policy relevant angle, such as the studies I've conducted into characterising the nature and effects of large-scale pharmaceutical use (e.g., antivirals such as Tamiflu, and antibiotics), during an influenza pandemic (1,2,3,4,5). Current research aims to better understand the drivers of antibiotic resistance in the environment and their implications to ecosystems and human health (1, 2, 3, 4). Project pages for AMR in the Environment research can be found here. I maintain activity in the field of wastewater epidemiology (1), which aims to understand human behaviour and health through the analysis of sewage, e.g., pathogen incidence and prevalence, drug compliance.
2001 – Present NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH Oxford, CEH Wallingford)
2019 – Present Editorial Board: Antibiotics. MDPI Publisher.
2018 – Present Honorary Research Fellow. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Department of Parasitology
2018 – Present Honorary Senior Research Fellow. School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol
2018 – Present Roster of Experts for Joint FAO/WHO, Foodborne AMR
2018 – Present One Health Expert Reference Group UK, AMR Diagnostic Collaborative (UK ADC)
2018 – Present F1000Prime: Faculty Member
2017 – Present Expert Committee: 2020 AMR Benchmark, Access to Medicine Foundation
2014 – Present Editorial Board: PLOS One
2009 – 2014 Senior Research Associate University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, UK
2008 – 2012 UK Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee, Dame Sally Davies, Chair.
2008 – 2010 Visiting Lecturer, University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, UK
2005 – 2007 Honorary Lecturer. School of Geography, Earth & Enviro. Science, University of Birmingham
2004 Visiting Lecturer. School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University.
University of California, Riverside: PhD, Soil and Water Science, 2000
University of California, Berkeley: BA, Anthropology, 1992