Dr Jacqueline Sneddon is Programmes Manager for the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), a learned society dedicated to supporting education on infection and antimicrobial use. In this role she leads UK and global projects on antimicrobial stewardship.
Jacqueline holds a Pharmacy degree from Heriot-Watt University, a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and MSc in Clinical Pharmacy both from University of Strathclyde. She is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), a member of the RPS Scottish Pharmacy Board and in 2021 was successful in being credentialed by the RPS as a Consultant Pharmacist.
From 2008-2021 Jacqueline was the Project Lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) which leads the national antimicrobial stewardship programme. Prior to this she worked as a hospital-based pharmacist within Aseptic Dispensing and Clinical Pharmacy and in 2003 became one of the first Antimicrobial Pharmacists in Scotland.
Jacqueline has served on several national HAI and AMR groups, chaired an update of the SIGN UTI guideline, and contributed as an expert to NICE guidelines.
Jacqueline was a founder member of the Association of Scottish Antimicrobial Pharmacists, Chair of the UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network from 2015-18, Chair of the RPS Antimicrobial Expert Advisory Group 2018-2021 and led development of the RPS/UKCPA professional curriculum for Infection and Antimicrobial Stewardship.
She is a tutor on the BSAC global massive open on-line course on antimicrobial stewardship and co-author of the on-line Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys resource. Jacqueline is widely published on antimicrobial stewardship, has been an invited speaker at UK and international conferences and is a peer reviewer for several infection and pharmacy journals.
During 2019 – 2021, Jacqueline led a multi-professional team awarded a global volunteering grant from the Fleming Fund that supported two hospitals in Ghana to establish antimicrobial stewardship.