Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Lead Pharmacist, HCAI, Fungal, AMR, AMU & Sepsis Division, UK Health Security Agency

Professor Diane Ashiru-Oredope is Lead Pharmacist for healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at UK Health Security Agency and chair of the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR). She is Honorary Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Public Health at the University of Nottingham

An antimicrobial pharmacist by background, Diane has led on several projects that have shaped national and international policy in tackling antimicrobial resistance, including the global Antibiotic Guardian campaign in 2014. From 2016 until March 2022, she was advisor and Global AMR lead for the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association. Diane remains research active; with more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and is one of the editors for BMC Public Health journal. She recently led the UK-wide evidence review on Pharmaceutical Public Health, commissioned by the four UK Chief Pharmaceutical Officers. In 2022, she was credentialed as a consultant pharmacist through the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s national credentialing and assessment processes. She has been recognised nationally including through awards, nominations to deliver two TEDx talks and fellowships with the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH) and Royal Pharmaceutical Society (FRPharmS and FFRPS).

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