Project Team Leader, Aerobiology and Bacteriology
Research area keywords:
TB aerosol challenge, animal models
I have 11+ years of experience in conducting research on a wide range of bacteria and viruses, with particular focus on aerobiology and environmental survival. I have recently moved into the field of TB research, as a project team leader of a team testing novel therapeutics in small animal models. Currently focussed on applying my aerobiology and bacteriology experience to refinement of ultra-low dose challenges and post-exposure treatments.
Patel, M.R., Pearson, V.K., Evans, D.J., Summers, D.J., Paton, S., Truscott, P., Pottage, T., Bennett, A., Gow, J.P.D., Goodyear, M.D., et al. (2019). The transfer of unsterilized material from Mars to Phobos: Laboratory tests, modelling and statistical evaluation. Life Sci. Space Res.
Paton, S., Thompson, K.-A., Parks, S.R., and Bennett, A.M. (2015). Reaerosolization of spores from flooring surfaces to assess the risk of dissemination and transmission of infections. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81, 4914–4919.
Thompson, K.-A., Pappachan, J.V., Bennett, A.M., Mittal, H., Macken, S., Dove, B.K., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J.S., Copley, V.R., O’Brien, S., Hoffman, P., et al. (2013). Influenza Aerosols in UK Hospitals during the H1N1 (2009) Pandemic - The Risk of Aerosol Generation during Medical Procedures. PLoS ONE 8.
Thompson, K.-A., Paton, S., Pottage, T., and Bennett, A.M. (2018). Sampling and inactivation of wet disseminated spores from flooring materials, using commercially available robotic vacuum cleaners. J. Appl. Microbiol. 125, 1030–1039.