Dr David Jenkins is a consultant medical microbiologist and infection prevention specialist and President of BSAC. David has served as lead infection prevention doctor at University Hospitals of Leicester for over 20 years. He is also his Trust’s lead doctor for antimicrobial stewardship. In addition, Dr Jenkins is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in infection at the University of Leicester Medical School.
He is engaged in research in antimicrobial stewardship and was a co-investigator on an antibiotic prescribing behaviour research project funded by the Economics and Social Research Council, looking at prescribing practice in the UK, South Africa and Sri Lanka. He also took part in a study investigating antimicrobial use and resistance in Cape Verde.