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Video: Reducing antibiotic use in Bangladesh fish farming

How can we keep antibiotic use under control while aquaculture intensifies in Bangladesh? Researchers have come up with best management practices that fish farmers need to understand and follow to secure their livelihoods through fish. University of Exeter/Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Futures, WorldFish and FAO have partnered under the AMR hub to raise awareness on antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh aquaculture.

Planetary Health

Planetary Health

Our research is shaped by the need to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on a global scale.

Our experts specialise in the health of the planet and environment, finding new ways of working towards the responsible use and disposal of antimicrobial drugs. Progressing understanding of the link between the health of humans, animals and ecosystems is a core strength of our research.

We explore how the environment is affected from a microscopic scale through to the wider biodiversity of the planet. We collaborate internationally to encourage informed antimicrobial use in treating illness and infection in people and animals, with an adaptable approach to each unique country.

One of the largest contributors to AMR is food production. Our team look at ways to reduce the general use of antimicrobials in animal and plant husbandry whilst also increasing their sustainable use.

Planetary Health - primary investigators


Professor William Gaze Professor of Microbiology Environment, policy, microbiome, evolution ecology, public health, agriculture, evidence
Dr Lihong Zhang Research Fellow Antibiotics resistance, molecular microbiology, environmental microbiology, medical microbiology, microbial ecology
Professor Steve Hinchliffe Professor of Geography and Co-Director of Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health One Health; Risk; Microbiome; Social Relations
Professor Neil Gow Professor of Microbiology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact) Antifungal drug transit, fungal cell wall, drug resistance mechanisms, Candida species, Candida auris., echinocandins novel antifungal therapies, combination therapy and immunotherapies.
Adilia Warris Professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Deputy Director Centre for Medical Mycology Antifungal stewardship
Dr Aimee Murray Research Fellow Culturing, molecular methods (qPCR, cloning, functional metagenomics), next generation sequencing, metagenome analyses, evolution experiments.
Professor Lora Fleming Director of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and Chair of Oceans, Epidemiology and Human Health Public Health, Epidemiology; Oceans and Human Health; Environment and Human Health
Professor Charles Tyler Professor of Environmental Biology/ Academic Lead Environmental contaminants, physiological processes, genetic techniques, genomic techniques
Dr Anne Leonard NERC Fellow Environment, policy, microbiome, ecology, public health, evidence
Professor Stuart Townley Professor in Applied Mathematics Systems modelling, analysis and management
Professor Henry Buller Professor of Geography, Head of Exeter Geography Social science approaches, One Health Pathways, Antimicrobial reduction in Thailand. Antimicrobials use in livestock systems in Tanzania

Mike Allen

Associate Professor of Single Cell Genomics Antibiotics resistance, molecular microbiology, environmental microbiology, medical microbiology, microbial ecology, feed/energy conversion, Oceans and Human Health; Environment and Human Health, Technology Development


Professor Sarah Gurr


 Chair in Food Security Antifungals, fungicide resistance, evolution, global movement and stewardship of antifungals

Dr Phil Mitchelmore

Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine Bronchiectasis; Cystic Fibrosis; lung disease; cross-infection; microbiome; antimicrobial resistance.