Miss Victoria Miari BSc MSc PgDip

Principal Scientific Officer & Clinical Scientist


I carried out a BSc in Infectious Diseases at the University of East London and complemented this by an Msc in Clinical Microbiology at Queen Mary University of London and a postgraduate diploma in Sexual Health at Glasgow Caledonian.

Now, I am a trained and HCPC registered Clinical Scientist in Microbiology, with a specialist interest in Sexually Transmitted Infections. To complement my interest I have been involved in various research studies including HSV, syphilis and gonorrhoea. A particular interest is antimicrobial resistance in STIs and specifically Neisseria gonorrhoeae.




I lead the Core Bacteriology and Core Virology module practical teaching for the MSc in Medical Microbiology and support practical classes for clinical bacteriology, clinical virology and mycology modules. I am also the module organiser for the Clinical Virology module.

I also regularly lecture  at the School and UCL.


My main research focus is AMR Neisseria gonorrhoea and particularly the role of the pharynx inthe transmission of gonorrhoea and development of AMR

Research areas

  • Diagnostics
  • Drug resistance
  • Reproductive health
  • Sexual health


  • Bacteriology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Virology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Herpesviruses
  • Hospital acquired infection
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Infectious disease
  • Sexually transmitted infection
  • Syphilis


  • Euro area
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