Who we are
The expertise within the network includes molecular microbiology, clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, as well as international relations, policy, anthropology and development studies.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is an equal partnership between the Universities of Sussex and Brighton together with NHS organisations throughout the South East region. The research undertaken at BSMS aims to make a genuine contribution to the evidence and science underpinning clinical practice, and to benefit people and patients in their health and wellbeing At BSMS our medical research has developed a strong reputation for making a real impact locally, nationally and internationally. BSMS has a vibrant global health research programme with academic links around the world. Taking an inter- and multi-disciplinary approach, we work on existing and newly arising health issues, including neglected tropical and non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases (tuberculosis, malaria, HIV), antibiotic resistance, health risk behaviours and their determinants, occupational health policy and practice, and hospital-acquired infections in low-income settings. Read more at www.bsms.ac.uk/global-health-and-infection
Established in 2011, the Centre for Global Health Policy seeks to creatively promote the quality and equality of people’s health around the world by advancing rigorous research for improving global health policy. The Centre undertakes and promotes research on The Global Politics of Health, Making Global Health Policy, and Power in Global Health. Researchers from CGHP, the Institute of Development Studies, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), the AMR research team at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre form the Sussex AMR study group which reflects the complexity of the AMR global challenge and the required capabilities to address this, by bringing together researchers from across the social and natural sciences. The AMR study group serves as a platform to generate transformative knowledge through interdisciplinary collaborations. We hold regular meetings to share research expertise, engage in new ways of thinking about critical issues, and to develop partnerships, projects, and publications aimed a range of audiences, in order to contribute to addressing the challenge of AMR. Read more at www.sussex.ac.uk/globalhealthpolicy
The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is the fruit of an innovative alliance between "la Caixa", academic institutions and government bodies to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health. ISGlobal is a consolidated hub of excellence in research that has grown out of work first started in the world of health care by the Hospital Clínic and the Parc de Salut MAR and in the academic sphere by the University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University. Its ultimate goal is to help close the gaps in health disparities between and within different regions of the world. Among other initiatives, ISGlobal's Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative is designed to help to fight the growing emergence and spread of pathogens resistant to antimicrobial drugs from a multidisciplinary approach through the institute's core activities: research, training, technical assistance and analysis. www.isglobal.org/antimicrobial-resistance
The Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene supplies the whole of the University of Cologne with bacteriological, parasitological-tropic-medical, infection-serological-immunological and molecular-biological diagnostics. Ten research groups at the IMMIH focus on mainly three research areas: 1) infection and cancer immunology, 2) antimicrobial resistance and diagnostics, and 3) translational research on infectious diseases. One of the research groups led by Dr Paul Higgins is focusing on Multi-drug resistance mechanisms of Gram negative bacteria, Molecular epidemiology of ESKAPE organisms and N. gonorrhoeae. Read more at immih.uk-koeln.de