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Infections Inflammation and Immunity Division

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We have a wide variety of current studies including:

  • Combatting antibiotic resistance
  • Point of care testing for rapid diagnosis
  • Developing and evaluating clinical tests and intervention strategies to reduce the impact of ageing on individuals and society.

Research expertise

Current areas of specialism include:

  • Point of Care test development, evaluation and implementation
  • Genitourinary tract infection and inflammation
  • Epidemiology and management of sepsis
  • Improving infection control and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Management of clotting disorders
  • Management of autoimmune disorders

Strategic focus

  • Continuing to deliver major grants and PhDs
  • Working with Chief Investigators for larger grants, as well as establishing reputation and developing our investigators
  • Expanding our portfolio (building on key publications in the Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine), building relationships with key investigators and supporting next stages of studies – including funding for full trials
  • Contributing to industry through well-designed studies working with Point of Care Testing (POCT) companies and the health sector.

Collaboration with Chief Investigators

We provide opportunities for joint working and development – with new or seasoned Chief Investigators. We work to support appropriately resourced trials and studies across a range of funders (in the UK and internationally) with strategic support of smaller studies. We have an open door policy, and will consider any well-designed research study or trial idea, even those currently outside scope.

Division Director and Deputy Director

Professor Kerry Hood

Professor Kerry Hood

Director, Centre for Trials Research

Email
hoodk1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7163
Dr Emma Thomas-Jones

Dr Emma Thomas-Jones

Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director Infections Inflammation and Immunity Division

Welsh speaking
Email
thomas-jonese@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7520