Adilia is a Professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases with a specific interest in medical mycology. She is co-director of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter and a consultant in paediatric infectious diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. Adilia’s research profile has a strong translational focus and specific areas of interest include the host-fungus interaction in specific patient groups with an emphasis on Aspergillus species; the unique interaction of A. nidulans and the Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) host, including Aspergillus infections in people with cystic fibrosis, the development of new management strategies for invasive fungal disease in children, the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections in children, the pharmacology of antifungals in paediatrics, antifungal resistance and antifungal stewardship.
Will is a Professor of Microbiology at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (part of the University of Exeter’s Medical School) where he focuses on the evolution of resistance in complex microbial communities found in human, animal and environmental microbiomes, studying the dissemination of AMR at a landscape scale and human exposure and transmission in aquatic environments. Specific focus is given to interactions with stakeholders from government, regulators and industry through a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship awarded in 2019. Will also holds a BBSRC/NERC/CONICET UK-Argentina award towards developing a systems model of AMR focusing on feed-lot beef production systems as an exemplar, collaborating with the University of Bristol through programme integration activities. Will also advises the United Nations, World Health Organisation, UK and overseas governments on AMR.