Ed is a Professor of Microbial Evolution at the Milner Centre for Evolution, at the University of Bath. Ed’s research career has focused on the evolution, population genomics and molecular epidemiology of a broad range of bacterial pathogens of humans and animals. Research has focused on the implementation of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) for molecular epidemiology and evolution of human pathogens, with a focus on Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Ed also has  an interest in animal pathogens, and a current project focus is the One Health perspective on antibiotic resistance. Ed is the Coordinator of a JPI-AMR consortium (SpARK) project focused on the transmission of antibiotic resistant Klebsiella spp. in the environment in Northern Italy. He is also a Co-I on the EPSRC (ReNEW) consortium working on environmental AMR in South Africa, and a Co-I on the MRC/DoHSC OH-DART consortium studying the One Health drivers of antibacterial resistance in Thailand (led by Bristol).

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