Matthew Dryden is as a consultant in infection and microbiology at the Hampshire Hospitals Trust in Winchester, and at the Rare and Imported Pathogens Department, UKHSA. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at Southampton University Medical School and a Professor in the department of internal medicine at St George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He is a consultant to the Foreign Office and UKHSA for UK overseas territories. He has been in Sierra Leone with the ebola outbreak and Brazil for zika. He is the Lyme lead for UK Health Security Agency.
His research interests are in bacterial infection and novel antibiotics. He has published and presented more than 150 papers in these fields.
Dr Dryden is a frequent contributor to various international societies, universities and advisory boards. He has been involved in the development of international multi-centre clinical trials and carries out consultancy work with pharmaceutical and bio-research companies worldwide.