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The Directory includes all members of the BioDrive Antifungal Stewardship Consortium.  Please click names to expand, or register your details.

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Adwoa Parker

Full Name

Adwoa Parker

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Adwoa is a Trial Manager, with an interest in evidence-informed trial design and conduct

Contact details
Adwoa Parker, Trial Manager
Phone number: tbc
adwoa.parker@york.ac.uk
Andrea Hilton

Full Name

Andrea Hilton

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

University of York

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Andrea is a pharmacist who has previously worked in primary care and in community pharmacy, she is a Reader and Non-Medical prescribing programme director in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull. She gained her undergraduate degree (first class honours) in pharmacy from the University of Bradford in 1999, before completing an MSc in clinical pharmacy while working in secondary care. Andrea completed her PhD in 2006 while working on the MRC-funded RESPECT trial. Her PhD was titled Development and Validation of a UK Medication Appropriateness Index. Andrea has been active in research since 2006 particularly in the field of dementia research, community pharmacy and medication/prescribing. Andrea is delighted to be working with the team on BIODrive.

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Andrea Hilton, Reader and Non-Medical Prescribing Programme Director
Phone number: tbc
a.hilton@hull.ac.uk
Caroline Fairhurst
Full Name

Caroline Fairhurst

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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Caroline Fairhurst, Senior Research Fellow (Statistician)
Phone number: tbc
caroline.fairhurst@york.ac.uk
Caroline Saunders
Full Name

Caroline Saunders

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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Caroline Saunders, Senior Statistician
Phone number: tbc
caroline.sanders5@nhs.net
David Allsup

Full Name

David Allsup

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

University of Hull

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Dr David Allsup is Senior Lecturer in Haematology at the Hull York Medical School and an Honorary Consultant Haematologist with the Hull University Teaching Hospital. He undertook his haematology specialist training in Liverpool and was subsequently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Haematology with the University of Liverpool in 2001. During this period he undertook research into the role of B-cell receptor signalling in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia which ultimately formed the basis of a PhD which was awarded in 2004. In 2004 he commenced work as a Consultant Haematologist in Hull University Teaching Hospital Trust. His clinical work in Hull encompassed all subspeciality areas but with particular emphasis on lymphoid malignancies and haemostasis. These clinical interests supported ongoing research into chronic lymphocytic leukaemia both within the University of Hull and with external collaborators, notably Professor J Allan of the University of Newcastle. In 2018 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in the University of Hull where he continues to develop research interests in haematological malignancies and supportive care. Dr Allsup is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Member of the United Kingdom Haemophilia Centre Directors Organisation, Member of the UK CLL Forum, a member of the NCRN CLL clinical trials subgroup and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As well as being joint chief investigator on BioDriveAFS he is chief investigator on a registry study of acute leukaemia in pregnancy and co-investigator on FLAIR and STATIC, phase III studies in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. He has authored and co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented his work nationally and internationally

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David Allsup, Co-Chief Investigator, Clinical Senior Lecturer
Phone number: tbc
david.allsup@hyms.ac.uk
David Torgerson
Full Name

David Torgerson

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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Contact details
David Torgerson, Director
Phone number: tbc
david.torgerson@york.ac.uk
Gavin Barlow

Full Name

Gavin Barlow

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

Hull York Medical School

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Gavin is an academic infection consultant at Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and University of York and has more than 15 years of experience in senior clinical and academic practice including in orthopaedic infection, successful leadership of antimicrobial stewardship at Hull University Teaching Hospitals (HUTH) [2005-2018], and international antimicrobial stewardship education. He has been involved in practice changing UK multi-centre trials in infection such as OVIVA and ARREST, is co-Chief Investigator of BioDriveAFS, provided leadership in the local research response to COVID-19 and the development of the Infection Research Group (IRG) at HUTH, and has >100 peer reviewed publications. Research experience is broad, including translational, quantitative, qualitative, and quality improvement methods.

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Gavin Barlow, Chief Investigator, Clinical Senior Lecturer
Phone number: tbc
gavin.barlow@york.ac.uk
Gemma Mitchell

Full Name

Gemma Mitchell

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Gemma is a qualitative research fellow in the York Trials Unit and is working on the process evaluation with Laura Sheard. Gemma worked as a social worker with children and families for several years before completing her Sociology PhD in 2018

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Gemma Mitchell, Research Fellow
Phone number: TBC
gemma.mitchell@york.ac.uk
Jacqueline Sneddon

Full Name

Jacqueline Sneddon

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Dr Jacqueline Sneddon is Programmes Manager for the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), a learned society dedicated to supporting education on infection and antimicrobial use. In this role she leads UK and global projects on antimicrobial stewardship. She is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), a member of the RPS Scottish Pharmacy Board and in 2021 was successful in being credentialed by the RPS as a Consultant Pharmacist. From 2008-2021 Jacqueline was the Project Lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) which leads the national antimicrobial stewardship programme. She has served on several national HAI and AMR groups, chaired an update of the SIGN UTI guideline, and contributed as an expert to NICE guidelines. Jacqueline is widely published on antimicrobial stewardship, has been an invited speaker at UK and international conferences and is a peer reviewer for several infection and pharmacy journals. During 2019 - 2021, Jacqueline led a multi-professional team awarded a global volunteering grant from the Fleming Fund that supported two hospitals in Ghana to establish antimicrobial stewardship.

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Jacqueline Sneddon, Programmes Manager
Phone number: TBC
Jsneddon@bsac.org.uk
James Illingworth
Full Name

James Illingworth

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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James Illingworth, Research and Development Manager
Phone number: tbc
james.illingworth3@nhs.net
Joanna Laycock
Full Name

Joanna Laycock

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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Joanna Laycock, Research Fellow (Trial Co-ordinator)
Phone number: tbc
joanne.laycock@york.ac.uk
Joanne Newman
Full Name

Joanne Newman

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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Joanne Newman, Trial Support Officer
Phone number: tbc
joanne.newman@york.ac.uk
Laura Sheard
Full Name

Laura Sheard

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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Laura Sheard, Senior Research Fellow
Phone number: tbc
laura.sheard@york.ac.uk
Lydia Flett
Full Name

Lydia Flett

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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Lydia Flett, Research Fellow (Trial Co-ordinator)
Phone number: tbc
lydia.flett@york.ac.uk
Patrick Lillie
Full Name

Patrick Lillie

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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Contact details
Patrick Lillie, Infectious Diseases Consultant
Phone number: tbc
patrick.lillie@hyms.ac.uk
Puvanendran Tharmanathan
Full Name

Puvanendran Tharmanathan

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

York Trials Unit

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

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Contact details
Puvanendran Tharmanathan, Trial Manager/Senior Research Fellow
Phone number: tbc
puvan.nathan@york.ac.uk
Thomas Taynton
Full Name

Thomas Taynton

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Tom is a specialist trainee in infection and clinical research fellow at Hull University Teaching Hospitals. He has an interest in antimicrobial stewardship and has been involved in infection-related trials such as RECOVERY and PRONTO. He is currently studying the role of the microbiome in invasive fungal infection at the Hull York Medical School.

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Thomas Taynton, Clinical Research Fellow
Phone number: tbc
hytt15@hyms.ac.uk
Tracey Guise

Full Name

Tracey Guise

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

BSAC

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

25 years as a senior executive working within the health sector and civil service.

Contact details
Tracey Guise, Chief Executive Officer
+447545926184
tguise@bsac.org.uk
William Hope
Full Name

William Hope

Name of Research Group

BioDrive AFS Trial

Institution

University of Liverpool

Country

United Kingdom

Short Biography

-

Contact details
William Hope, Director, Centre of Excellence in Infectious Disease Research
Phone number: tbc
william.hope@liverpool.ac.uk
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