Research Pillars

AMR Centre Research Pillars

The Antimicrobial Resistance Centre is divided into five Pillars, each representing research areas critical to understanding and combatting AMR. 

See more information below about the work and themes each Pillar is involved with.

Biological and Pharmacological Sciences

The Biological and Pharmacological Sciences Pillar covers a wide range of areas; from bacterial mechanism(s) of AMR, to developing new therapeutics as a first line of defence against foreseeable health crises. 

Clinical and Veterinary Sciences

For those working in clinical and veterinary medicine, the challenge of AMR is apparent on a daily basis. AMR does not respect boundaries of age or geography, so we are all responsible for good infection practice and contributing to research to reduce the burden of AMR.

Epidemiology and Modelling

Research in the Epidemiology and Modelling Pillar includes mathematical, epidemiologic, micro-economic and macro-economic models to describe the incidence, prevalence, mechanisms, cost of AMR, and cost-effectiveness of control strategies against diverse infectious pathogens.

Economic, Social and Political Sciences

The Economic, Social and Political Sciences are a crucial component of our research into the individual, social, and societal aspects of AMR across the world. We study behaviours and their complex relationships with environments, health systems and policies in different social, economic and political contexts, and promote policy impact through direct engagement with decision-makers around the globe. 

Humanities and Environmental Sciences

The Humanities and Environmental Sciences Pillar includes a broad range of disciplines, drawing on expertise from across environmental health science and microbiology, geography, history, and literary and critical studies to examine the threat of AMR through a multifaceted ecological, social, and biological lens.