Henry works principally in the area of more-than-human geographies, notably animal geographies. He is involved in a number of national and international research projects and professional activities that seek to bring a critical social science understanding to issues associated with farm and working animal health and welfare in contemporary production systems and food supply chains, including, most recently, the use of antimicrobial medicines in livestock systems in different countries around the world. He also works on issues of wild species re-introduction and upon the conceptual and methodological approaches to social science framings and understandings of human/animal interactions. Henry leads the cross-council AMR Theme 4 ESRC-funded Diagnostic Innovation and Livestock (DIAL) consortium with the University of Bristol and the University of Edinburgh.
Neil’s research speciality is in medical mycology and, in particular, the study of the biology and immunology of fungi that cause life-threatening infections. He has received extensive Wellcome-funded support for his studies of the cell wall of fungal pathogens as a target for the development of antifungal drugs and for immune recognition.
Steve is a Professor of Human Geography and a principal investigator at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter. Steve is a social scientist committed to using cutting edge spatial and social science understanding in issues of public and environmental interest. He leads an AMR cross-council/DoH/DEFRA project on ‘Production without medicalisation’ looking at the production, disease and pharmaceutical pressures and solutions in shrimp and prawn aquaculture in Bangladesh, with partners at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Worldfish Bangladesh and the Association for Realisation of Basic Needs (ARBAN). Steve is also a Co-I on the ESRC-led AMR cross-council Theme 4 ‘Diagnostic innovation and livestock: towards more effective and sustainable applications of antibiotics in livestock farming’ (DIAL consortium project).
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.