Dr Alexander Aiken MB MSc DTMH MRCP FRCPath PhD
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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..
- Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
- Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
- Department of Clinical Research
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:
- the MRC Unit in the Gambia in 2005-6 on TB, including clinical application of immunological methods (ELISPOT) for TB diagnosis.
- The Health Protection Agency (UK) in 2008-9, working on Non-Typhoidal Salmonella epidemiology.
- The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, studing the epidemiology of Hospital-acquired Infections in Thika District Hospital and Kilifi District Hospital.
- The London Surgical Research Group on the SHAPE study.
- The Internation Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) on a re-analysis of an influential study of the impact of deworming school-children in Kenya, working with Calum Davey.
- The World Health Organisation on a project improving quality of surgical care at five African hospitals (SUSP).
- The Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Zimbabwe for a pilot study ahead of a major cluster-randomized trial.
- Child health
- Infectious disease policy
Disease and Health Conditions
- Hospital acquired infection
- Infectious disease
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Gambia, The
- United Kingdom
- Nosocomial infections
Effect of handrubbing using locally-manufactured alcohol-based handrubs in paediatric wards in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Gudza-Mugabe, M. ; Magwenzi, M.T. ; Mujuru, H.A. ; Bwakura-Dangarembizi, M. ; Robertson, V. ; Aiken, A.M. ;
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control, 2017; 6:8
Carriage of antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in hospitalised children in tertiary hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Magwenzi, M.T. ; Gudza-Mugabe, M. ; Mujuru, H.A. ; Dangarembizi-Bwakura, M. ; Robertson, V. ; Aiken, A.M. ;
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control, 2017; 6:10
Re-analysis of health and educational impacts of a school-based deworming programme in western Kenya: a pure replication.
Aiken, A.M.; Davey, C.; Hargreaves, J.R.; Hayes, R.J.;
Int J Epidemiol, 2015; 44(5):1572-80
Re-analysis of health and educational impacts of a school-based deworming programme in western Kenya: a statistical replication of a cluster quasi-randomized stepped-wedge trial.
Davey, C.; Aiken, A.M.; Hayes, R.J.; Hargreaves, J.R.;
Int J Epidemiol, 2015; 44(5):1581-92
Antibiotic resistance needs global solutions.
Aiken, A.M. ; Allegranzi, B. ; Scott, J.A. ; Mehtar, S. ; Pittet, D. ; Grundmann, H. ;
Lancet Infect Dis, 2014; 14(7):550-1
Evaluation of surveillance for surgical site infections in Thika Hospital, Kenya.
Aiken, A.M.; Wanyoro, A.K.; Mwangi, J.; Mulingwa, P.; Wanjohi, J.; Njoroge, J.; Juma, F.; Mugoya, I.K.; Scott, J.A.; Hall, A.J.;
J Hosp Infect, 2013; 83(2):140-5
Changing use of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in Thika hospital, Kenya: a quality improvement intervention with an interrupted time series design.
Aiken, A.M.; Wanyoro, A.K. ; Mwangi, J. ; Juma, F. ; Mugoya, I.K. ; Scott, J.A. ;
PLoS One, 2013; 8(11):e78942
Risk and causes of paediatric hospital-acquired bacteraemia in Kilifi District Hospital, Kenya: a prospective cohort study.
Aiken, A.M. ; Mturi, N. ; Njuguna, P. ; Mohammed, S. ; Berkley, J.A. ; Mwangi, I. ; Mwarumba, S. ; Kitsao, B.S. ; Lowe, B.S. ; Morpeth, S.C. ; Hall, A.J. ; Khandawalla, I. ; Scott, J.A. ; Kilifi Bacteraemia Surveillance Group, . ; COLLABORATORS;Ahmed, I. ; Akech, S. ; Makazi, A.B. ; Hajj, M.B. ; Brent, A. ; Chesaro, C. ; Dayo, H. ; Idro, R. ; Kosgei, P. ; Maitland, K. ; Marsh, K. ; Mwalekwa, L. ; Mwaringa, S. ; Newton, C. ; Ngama, M. ; Pamba, A. ; Peshu, N. ; Seale, A. ; Talbert, A. ; Williams, T. ;
Lancet, 2011; 378(9808):2021-7
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