Consultant Clinical Scientist in Microbiology
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Dr. Kate Templeton is a Consultant Clinical Scientist in Microbiology in the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and is an honorary Senior lecturer in Medical Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh. Her main focus is on clinically useful molecular diagnostics and molecular epidemiology and has several current research grants as well as collaborations with diagnostic companies on developing new molecular assays for diagnosis across pathology. She has previously worked on EU project in Leiden the Netherlands for 5 years. In 2006 she was awarded the Abbott Diagnostic prize from European Society for Virology for her original contributions in the area of viral diagnosis.
Outside professional life, she is former international rower and Member of the British Olympic team for rowing in 1995-6. She is a mother of 2 children and married to Richard, who runs a B&B from home.