Infectious Diseases & Microbiology (IDM)
The remit of the Infectious Diseases & Microbiology (IDM) Specialty Group is to support a national portfolio of structured research studies in the field of pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Infectious Diseases.One of the main purposes of the Specialty Group is to ensure that clinical research studies in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology deliver to target by developing and supporting a research infrastructure within the specialty which promotes engagement of the Infection community and provides the local support necessary to undertake high quality research studies within the NHS.
The IDM Specialty Group’s portfolio includes but is not limited to; Studies of pathogenesis and treatment ofAcute and Chronic infectious diseases (e.g. HIV, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis), Studies of prevention, treatment and infection control of hospital-acquired infections, Prevention of infections by vaccination particularly acute infectious diseases (e.g. Influenza, Pneumonia, Meningitis) and Studies of diagnostic methodologies in microbiology laboratories of relevance to clinical infectious diseases Specialty Group Leads: Dr Phillip Hay & Dr Julie Fox
Dr Phillip Hay
Dr Hay is Reader and Honorary Consultant in Genitourinary and HIV Medicine at St. George’s, University of London. He was clinical director for the Courtyard Clinic from 2003 - 2010. His main research interests include bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia trachomatis and infections in pregnancy. He performs many phase 2 and 3 studies in HIV and antibacterial drug development.
Dr Hay is also the R&D Director at St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust.
Dr Julie Fox
Biography available soon.
Visit the National Infectious Diseases & Microbiology (IDM) Specialty Group web page for further information.