We are delighted to announce that Dr Lisa Morgans has recently joined the DIAL team, fresh from defending her PhD at the University of Bristol where she researched a farmer-led, participatory approach to changing practice around antimicrobial use on UK dairy farms. Her PhD recently won the Antibiotic Guardian Award for research and Lisa hopes that the approach will spread and give other farmers the opportunity to learn from one another and innovate on farm.
As part of DIAL, Lisa will be assisting with interviews and qualitative analysis to understand the needs and perspectives of the industry when it comes to diagnostics in farming.
Following on from Liz’s arrival, we are delighted to announce that Lucy Jerram has now joined the DIAL team. Lucy is currently studying for a European Diploma in Bovine Health Management.
About working with DIAL, Lucy said:
“As a vet in practice I was constantly faced with decisions surrounding diagnostics and the use of antimicrobials, and it is an issue which I have always felt strongly about. I am excited to be able to contribute to this field through my PhD, and look forward to working with the rest of the DIAL team to help find solutions to some of the challenges that exist in refining the use of antimicrobials in livestock.”
Find out more on Lucy’s profile page.
12-18 November 2018
Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
Read more about it on the WHO website
We are delighted to welcome Liz Cresswell to the DIAL Team.
Liz has recently started her PhD with the newly established Medical Research Foundation National PhD Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance Research which will train new researchers to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Liz will work with Dr Kristen Reyher and Prof Henry Buller to investigate antimicrobial resistance in smallholding farms.
Following on from May’s productive meeting, we were delighted to see that the POSTNote report was published this month.
You can read all about it and download the full report on the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology website