Simon Alderton BSc, MSc, PhDSpace-Time Analyst



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Current Research:



Drivers of Resistance in Uganda and Malawi (DRUM)

Summary:

  • Much remains unknown about how antibiotic resistance spreads globally, which is particularly true in sub-Saharan Africa, where diagnostic laboratories are not commonly available. DRUM will work collaboratively within Uganda and Malawi to identify and understand the key drivers of resistance.
  • The DRUM Consortium will address how human behaviour and antibacterial usage in the home, around animals, and in the wider environment in urban and rural areas of Uganda and Malawi contributes to the spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
  • My role within this project is to contribute to the research of human behaviour and human-environment interactions, drawing on my background in spatial analysis, and complex system simulation.

This £3 million research award is jointly funded by the cross-research council AMR initiative and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Programme.



Current Research:

Drivers of Resistance in Uganda and Malawi (DRUM)

Image: LSTM

Summary:

  • Much remains unknown about how antibiotic resistance spreads globally, which is particularly true in sub-Saharan Africa, where diagnostic laboratories are not commonly available. DRUM will work collaboratively within Uganda and Malawi to identify and understand the key drivers of resistance.
  • The DRUM Consortium will address how human behaviour and antibacterial usage in the home, around animals, and in the wider environment in urban and rural areas of Uganda and Malawi contributes to the spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
  • My role within this project is to contribute to the research of human behaviour and human-environment interactions, drawing on my background in spatial analysis, and complex system simulation.

Image: DRUM Consortium

This £3 million research award is jointly funded by the cross-research council AMR initiative and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Programme.