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What is antimicrobial resistance?

And what does it mean for me?

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Antimicrobial Resistance: A Multidisciplinary Approach
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Leadership and Research

Research Pillars

Biological and Pharmacological Sciences

The Biological and Pharmacological Sciences pillar covers a wide range of areas; at its core we work directly with microbes in laboratory conditions to learn more about the mechanisms of resistance, and above all design effective new antimicrobials to fight disease.

Pillar Head: John Dallow

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Clinical and Veterinary Sciences

Observations in clinical and veterinary medicine are perhaps the most obvious manifestations of antimicrobial resistance. What constitutes “inappropriate use” or “overuse” of antimicrobials in various contexts? How can this be reduced or eliminated? What constitutes “appropriate” or “rational” antimicrobial use, and how can this be promoted?

Pillar Head: Chris Pinto

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Epidemiology and Modelling

Mathematical models are simplified descriptions of the key mechanisms underlying various processes and phenomena. Whereas the output of epidemiological models is normally the incidence or prevalence of disease or resistance, micro-economic model outputs focus on cost and cost-effectiveness of infection control and macro-economic models concern the full societal financial impact of resistance or control strategies.

Pillar Head: Alfred Ngwa

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Economic, Social and Political Sciences

At LSHTM, the economic, social and political sciences are a crucial component of our research into antimicrobial resistance.  Our researchers apply these disciplines in order to explore the personal, social, and societal worlds of AMR, both in Low and Middle Income countries, and in the UK.

Pillar Head: Meenakshi Gautham

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Humanities and Environmental Sciences

There is a growing awareness that holistic and context-aware solutions are required in response to the technical and policy problems posed by AMR. However, there is little awareness of how to factor contextual components into policy processes. History, literary and critical studies, geography and environmental sciences possess key technical and methodological skills in discursive, spatial and ecological analysis of crucial contextual dimensions of anti-microbial resistance.

Pillar Head: Jacqueline Knee

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Centre Leadership

Kat Holt

Co-Director of the AMR Centre

Gwen Knight

Co-Director of the AMR Centre

Sherif Abouelhadid

Head of Biological and Pharmacological Sciences at the AMR Centre

Charlene Rodrigues

Head of Clinical and Veterinary Sciences at the AMR Centre

Research Fellow in Microbial Genomics 

Alfred Ngwa

Head of Epidemiology and Modelling at the AMR Centre

Meenakshi Gautham

Head of Economic, Social and Political Sciences at the AMR Centre

Jacqueline Knee

Head of Humanities and Environmental Sciences at the AMR Centre

Saffiatou Darboe

Saffiatou Darboe

PhD Student Representative for the AMR Centre

PhD Student at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM