Staff Profile

Professional Qualifications
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy-Conference Vice Chair-March 2011-Nov 2011
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy-Conference Chair-Nov 2011- Nov 2012

Membership Of Other Societies / Professional Activities

External Presentations

  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2006, ARM Meeting, Birmingham (Invited Speaker) . “The regulation of the ramA locus and its role in antibiotic resistance”
  • 19th European Congress for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Helsinki, (2009).Transcriptional Profiling of K. pneumoniae genes controlled by the transcription factor, RamA. (Selected Oral Presentation).
  • 19th European Congress for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Helsinki, (2009). RamR, A Dual Regulator of Antibiotic Susceptibility and Biofilm Formation in Klebsiella pneumoniae Kp 342. (Selected Oral Presentation).
  • Queen’s University Belfast, Centre for Infection and Immunity 2009. The Regulation of the ramA Locus and Its Role in Antibiotic Resistance.
  • Institut fur Pharmazie, University of Hamburg, 2010. The RamA Locus; Its Regulation and Its Regulon in Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Queen’s University Belfast-Infection and Immunity, 2012. Elucidating the Molecular Basis of Chronic Cystic Fibrosis Biofilm Infections.
  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA-November 2012


Journal and Abstract Peer Review

  •  Expert Reviewer for ESCMID Antimicrobial Resistance Group
    • Reviewing of conference abstracts in the area of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy for the annual ECCMID conferences.
    • Reviewer for Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, BMC Infectious Diseases


Grant Review

  •  Reviewer for BSAC, Wellcome Grants, Portugese Foundation for Science and Technology


Awards And Honours/major Prizes
  • MRC New Investigator Award (2007-2011)
  • ECCMID Travel Grant Programme (2009)
  • ESCMID New Investigator Grant (2010)
  • President's Fund for Research Visit (2011-2012)
  • QUB Staff Travel Grant (2012)