Theme 4: Behaviour within and beyond the healthcare setting

Projects offered under this theme aim to identify the socio- economic conditions and behavioural attitudes that drive the spread of resistant bacteria to help develop and evaluate policies and strategies to mitigate and manage AMR and the stewardship of antibiotics.

Applications for two PhD studentships available at the University of Bristol (deadline 23.59 on 22 June 2020) and at the University of Dundee (deadline 30 June 2020) are open. Please see table below.

This research theme aims to:

  • identify specific economic conditions, social norms and attitudes relating to antibiotics in order to develop context appropriate strategies
  • evaluate interventions to control/prevent the spread of resistant bacteria
  • assess the wider costs and benefits of behaviour change strategies
  • link surveillance data to stewardship practices to understand variance in impact
  • develop and evaluate economic and regulatory models that balance the appropriate use of drugs and the mitigation of AMR while appropriately rewarding innovation
  • consider the role of existing and new business models in encouraging innovation

Project TitleMain supervisor(s)KeywordsConsortium & host institution
No project available currently-Health data science

Antibiotic resistance

Infection prevention

Machine learning

Epidemiology

Global health
ASPIRES, Imperial College London
A 4 year, fully funded PhD available for autumn 2020 entry

'Effects of COVID-19 on antibiotic prescribing, healthcare use and E. coli resistance'

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Dr Charis MarwickData analysis

Information science

Microbiology

Public health

Epidemiology

Statistics
ARCH, University of Dundee
A 3.5 year, fully funded PhD available for autumn 2020 entry

'Hobby farming: Exploring Human-Animal Interactions, Disease Management and Antimicrobial Resistance on Smallholder Farms'

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Dr Kristen Reyher and
Prof Henry Buller (University of Exeter)
Veterinary medicine

Social science

Public health & epidemiology

Human geography

Microbiology
DIAL, University of Bristol
No project available currently-Medical anthropology

History of health services

Systems and policy making

Documentary research

Oral history
AMIS & UMOYA OMUHLE, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
No project available currently-AMR
Clinical prediction

Machine learning

Statistical modelling

Antibiotic policy

Personalised medicine
STEP UP, University of Oxford