Directors


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Clare Chandler, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Clare is an Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology in the Global Health Department. Clare has a background in anthropology and public health and extensive experience in researching medicine use, diagnostic testing, concepts and management of febrile illnesses, and health care improvement interventions. Her research has primarily been based in Uganda and Tanzania but she has also undertaken research in 6 other countries in Africa and Asia.

Clare currently researches policy, science and practice relating to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She uses ethnography, interviews and documentary analysis to understand experiences, discourses and relations between people, materials and ideas. She is developing a hub of research on antimicrobials in society, drawing on post-structural ideas of multi-species, material-semiotic and discursive scapes of practice.

As a Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, Clare is keen to promote interdisciplinary dialogues that take seriously the multiple ways of understanding what AMR is, and that promote the development of novel ideas emerging from the spaces between disciplines.

Contact:

  • Room 313, LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH
  • T: +44 207 299 4709
  • clare.chandler@lshtm.ac.uk

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Richard Stabler, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Richard is an Associate Professor in Molecular Bacteriology in the Pathogen and Molecular Biology Department. His has a background of using whole organism high throughput technologies to investigate the genetics behind virulence and molecular epidemiology. He has researched several important human pathogens where drug resistance is a vital component including Clostridium difficile and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. In addition, he has designed a self-learning pan-pathogen diagnostic microarray which could identify AMR genes and investigated alternatives to antibiotics.

Richard’s current research projects are investigating antimicrobial resistance in two bacteria which are rapidly becoming untreatable due to the lack of effective antibiotics: Acinetobacter baumannii and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. He is currently using next-generation sequencing to investigate the population structure of A. baumannii and the genetics behind bacterial survival mechanisms during infection. For N. gonorrhoeae, he is investigating the role that other organisms play in the acquisition and development of resistance.

As a Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, Richard wants to bring together all aspects of the Centre to form a coordinated approach to tackling AMR. The global links within the centre offer an excellent opportunity to develop tools to help those most at risk to AMR related burden.

Contact:

  • Room 383, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT
  • T: +44 207 927 2824
  • richard.stabler@lshtm.ac.uk