Dr Alexander Aiken MB MSc DTMH MRCP FRCPath PhD

Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology


Alex Aiken is a Clinical Lecturer on the NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer program. He has conducted research work for his PhD into the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections in Kenya. He works in the fields of surgical site infections, paediatric nosocomial bacteraemia, antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquisition of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

He is planning new work on interrupting transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria in hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe and is conducting pilot studies ahead of a major cluster-randomized trial..







Alex teaches on the Distance Learning Epidemiology MSc course at LSHTM and supervises PhD students.


Alex has worked with a variety of different institutions and organisations:



Research areas

  • Bacteria
  • Child health
  • Infectious disease policy
  • Surveillance


  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Hospital acquired infection
  • Infectious disease
  • Tuberculosis


  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Gambia, The
  • Kenya
  • United Kingdom

Other interests

  • Nosocomial infections
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