Dr Jessica Martin

Academic Clinical Fellow

0113 392 8664

Summary: Specialist Trainee in Medical Microbiology and Virology and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow

Location: Microbiology, Old Medical School, Leeds General Infirmary

Teaching Commitments: Lectures and tutorials for University of Leeds MBChb undergraduates (2nd, 4th and final year students). Tutorials for Foundation Year 2 doctors

Overview

Recent research work has focused on the spread of hospital acquired infections, specifically investigating the transmission of C. difficile infection (CDI) using whole genome sequencing (WGS).  The data from this project has been used to establish new insights into CDI epidemiology and demonstrates how WGS relates to traditional Clostridium difficile typing techniques.  Additionally, I have written several review articles and book chapters on CDI relating to epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment.  Current research interests include hospital epidemiology of other infections; catheter related blood stream infections, and the transmission of Klebsiella penumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) producing Enterobacteriaceae, a new and significant threat to hospital inpatients in the UK.