Dr Claire Woodall
Microbial bioinformatician; Epidemiologist; Systematic reviews including meta-analysis; Primary care; Diagnostics;
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I am a microbial bioinformatician and epidemiologist who has mostly worked with microbial sequence data originating from individuals in a primary care setting (the community). I have experience of working with human saliva and stool samples for the extraction of microbes to identify bacterial biomarkers of susceptibility to respiratory infection.
I have also written systematic review papers including meta-analyses. I have considerable molecular biology experience in clinical infectious diseases and environmental microbiology. I am interested in antimicrobial resistance topics.
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Microbial analysis
- Biomarkers of disease susceptibility
- Urinary tract infection
- Respiratory tract infection
- Airborne microbes
Current Research Projects:
- Bacterial analysis of gut and urine microbes from adults with recurrent urinary tract infections.
- Impact of policy change on antibiotic prescriptions and bacterial resistance for urinary tract infections and pyelonephritis.
- Airborne microbes in care homes.
- Respiratory tract infection susceptibility in individuals from the community.
Which patients received a ReSPECT form, what was documented and what were the patient outcomes? A protocol for a retrospective observational study investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the implementation of the ReSPECT process
Prospective Study of the Performance of Parent-Collected Nasal and Saliva Swab Samples, Compared with Nurse-Collected Swab Samples, for the Molecular Detection of Respiratory Microorganisms
Should homes and workplaces purchase portable air filters to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory infections?
Evaluation of an Inexpensive Growth Medium for Direct Detection of Escherichia coli in Temperate and Sub-Tropical Waters