BSAC Spring Conference & AGM

Effective Antimicrobial Management: The What, Why & How

16-17 May 2024

QEII Conference Centre London & online

Dr Kerrie Davies, Senior Scientific Advisor, Office of the Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

Kerrie Davies is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Principal Clinical Scientist, Deputy Lead for Infection on the NIHR Leeds MedTech Invitro Diagnostics Cooperative (MIC), Deputy lead for the IVD theme of the HealthTech Research Centre, and Emerging lead within the Infection and AMR theme of the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, within the Healthcare Infections Research Group at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Associate Professor at University of Leeds; Senior Scientific Advisor to the Office of the Chief Scientific Officer at NHS England; Co-chair Empower Leeds Women, and Education lead for the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease study group committee for C. difficile.

Kerrie has been researching in vitro diagnostics for >20 years, both nationally and internationally, including defining the optimal C. difficile testing algorithm which was adopted in the UK and recommended in European, American, and Australasian testing guidelines.  She has a passion for the impact of research on patients and healthcare, and in particular supporting Healthcare Scientists in research careers and was awarded CSO Healthcare Scientist of the year in 2021 for her work on COVID-19 diagnostics.