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Esther Robinson

Job Title
Associate Clinical Professor
Department
WMS - Microbiology and Infection
Phone
024 7652 4206
Web Link
Research Interests

Research interests: bacteriology; antibiotic resistance; mobile genetic elements; transcriptomics; next-generation sequencing; Haemophilus influenzae; phylogenetics

Biography

Dr Esther Robinson is a clinical academic who gained her medical degree at the University of Oxford, along with a bachelor?s degree in Physiology. Hospital junior doctor jobs developed her interest in infection and antibiotic resistance, leading to a training programme in medical microbiology and virology, initially in the West Midlands and later in Oxford. Her DPhil thesis, with Professor Derrick Crook of the Modernising Medical Microbiology consortium in Oxford, was on horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance. She has also collaborated with work on transferable genetic elements in Clostridium difficile and multiply-resistant gram negative organisms. As a busy clinician she deals daily with the challenges of hospital-acquired infection and antibiotic resistance and this directly stimulates her research, where she is developing her interests in the genomic epidemiology of bacteria and their resistance genes, alongside an honorary consultant medical microbiologist post at the Heart of England Foundation Trust.