Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor of Infection
Chairman of Scottish Government Funded Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) from February 2008. SAPG is a national clinical antimicrobial stewardship programme.
Chair of the European Study Group on Antibiotic Policies [ESGAP] from 2011– one of the ESCMID study groups and President from [3/2015] of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy [BSAC]; Co-Director Tayside Academic Health Sciences Partnership [ASHP] with interest in education and quality improvement; National Specialty Adviser for Infectious Diseases to the Scottish Government Health Department; Programme Director of the Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Massive on line course [MOOC].
Authored more than 225 peer reviewed publications, contributed to numerous chapters and guidelines on antibiotic treatment, stewardship and OPAT. Research interests include developing and promoting best infection practice guidelines, anti-microbial stewardship, medical education, quality improvement in infection management, clinical and health economic outcomes in relation to new antibiotics, particularly those related to the treatment of serious and resistant pathogens such as MRSA and C.difficle.