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.
Pillar Head: Sherif Abouelhadid
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.
Pillar Head: Charlene Rodrigues
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.
Pillar Head: Alfred Ngwa
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.
Pillar Head: Meenakshi Gautham
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.
Pillar Head: Jacqueline Knee