Clare Taylor

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Clare is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology in the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University. Her research focusses on understanding and exploiting bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella, to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to help reduce antimicrobial resistance. Clare is a trustee of and current General Secretary of the Society for Applied Microbiology, and she chairs the Society's Policy Sub-Committee.

Within School of Applied Sciences, Clare is Head of Student Experience, Lead for Public Engagement and currently chairs the School’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team. Clare works to support colleagues and early career researchers to embed equality and inclusive practice in microbiology, in addition to promoting evidence-based science to the media and policy makers.

Areas of Interest
Biomedical Sciences
Edinburgh Napier University
Key words
Microbiology, Bacteria, Equality, Science Policy, Public Engagement

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Heather Ferguson is a Lecturer in Vector Biology at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on the mosquito vectors of malaria. She studied at the Universities of Toronto, British Columbia and Edinburgh before spending several years researching malaria in east Africa