Summary: Current research interests are focused on antibiotic use in surgical patients including antibiotic prophylaxis, appendicitis and diverticulitis.
Location: Microbiology, Old Medical School, Leeds General Infirmary
Teaching Commitments: Undergraduate Microbiology Teaching, MRes and PhD Supervisor
Dr Kirby is a Consultant Microbiologist and Lead Microbiologist within Gastrointestinal Surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LTHT), Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Leeds (Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine).
Clinical and academic training was completed while a Clinical Lecturer at The University of Liverpool. Dr Kirby has completed an MSc in Medical and Molecular Microbiology at the University of Manchester, and an MD at the University of Liverpool.