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Public Practices

Public Practices

Influencing how governments, decision-making bodies and multiple social and economic actors respond to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a key element of improving global health. Our work integrates current economic, public and political policy and research, the social sciences and on-the-ground action research to best advise how they should advance. We guide global government discussion through our multidisciplinary research into current antimicrobial use and, critically, the future life-threatening risks of AMR.

Our research is informing policy at the highest level including at the United Nations Environment Assembly and many national governments across the world, setting an example for others to follow suit.

Public Practices - primary investigators


Dr Emma Pitchforth Senior Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow in Primary Care Health systems and policies; social science; public health; primary care
Professor Richard Smith Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Health Economics Economics; Social Science; Environment
Dr Ruth Garside Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis Systematic review, social science, evidence synthesis, sea water, infections
Professor Karen Mattick Professor of Medical Education Education, training, teamwork, antimicrobial stewardship, social and professional factors, health systems
Professor William Gaze Professor of Microbiology Environment, policy, microbiome, evolution ecology, public health, agriculture, evidence
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 Henry Buller Professor of Geography Social science, Animal Health; Farming and Veterinary Practice
Professor Michael Depledge Honorary Professor and Chair of the ECEHH Advisory Board Environment, human health, marine health