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Research Interests

Dr Singer is a pollution scientist with research interests focused on understanding pollution effects on microbial ecology, ecosystem function and human health. His research frequently has a policy-relevance angle, such as 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), and the drivers of antibiotic (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) and antifungal (1, 2) resistance in the environment and their implications to ecosystems and human health (1, 2, 3, 4). His research includes national (1, 2) and international studies (1) on the environmental drivers of AMR, their relevance to human health and considerations for policy makers (1).

Dr Singer is active in the field of wastewater epidemiology (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), which aims to understand human behaviour and health through the analysis of sewage, e.g., pathogen incidence and prevalence, drug compliance. He also actively participates in the debate over the funding models needed for reinvigorating the novel antibiotic pipeline (1, 2, 3).

Brief CV

2001 – Present        UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

2014 – Present        Editorial Board: PLOS One

2022 – Present       PATH-SAFE Science Advisory Group

2021 – Present       Animal and Environment AMR Delivery Group for Wales

2018 – Present        Honorary Research Fellow. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Department of Parasitology

2020 – Present        Member of the Scientific Netork on Antifungal Resistance

2021 – 2023            Chair, Expert Advisory Committee, ACE C215 Next-Generation Wastewater Surveillance

2017 – 2022            Expert Committee: 2020 AMR Benchmark, Access to Medicine Foundation

2018 – 2021            Honorary Senior Research Fellow. School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol

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


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