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Professor Barry Cookson
Director, Laboratory of Healthcare Associated InfectionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)
Professor Barry Cookson is dentally and medically qualified. He is a Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Director of the Laboratory of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) at the Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency. This laboratory is a WHO reference and research centre.
He holds visiting Professorships at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College, London University and is an advisor to the National Patient Safety Agency and the Healthcare Commission (now the Care Quality Commission), was a member of the Rapid Review Panel and is currently a member of the Department of Health’s HCAI Committee (ARHAI) and VMD’s Veterinary Products Committee.
He is very active nationally and internationally in HCAI and associated issues of antimicrobial resistance, related research and multi-disciplinary approaches to improving infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. He has over 260 publications and has been awarded grants to the value of over £13 million, including several European grants. Particular expertise includes microbial typing, systematic reviews, designing and evaluating complex interventions.
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