Ian M Gould

BSc, MBChB Edinburgh, PhD, FRCP(E), FRCPath
Graduated in Medicine 1976, Edinburgh, UK.

Since 1986,Consultant Clinical Microbiologist. Director of Medical Microbiology at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary since 2009.
Honorary Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology and Microbiology at the University of Trnava and Honorary Doctor Causa from St Elizabeth University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Trained in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in UK, Canada and Africa. Editor or Board member of several international journals. Founder of the Global Journal of Antibiotic Resistance and ESGAP (ESCMID Study Group on Antibiotic Policies). Chairman of various national/international working parties, learned societies and advisory boards on Antibiotic Policies and Resistance working in this area for over 30 years. A world leader on the control of MRSA, antibiotic stewardship and the relationship between antibiotic use and resistance, I have been particularly involved with SMC, SIGN, HTA and Cochrane in producing evidence based guidelines in these areas.

Advisor on antibiotic resistance and prescribing to the Scottish and UK Departments of Health, Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics, The International Organisation for Epizoonosis (OIE), European Commission, WHO, and Government agencies abroad. Co-ordinator of the European Union projects ESAR and ARPAC. President of the International Society of Chemotherapy.

Over 300 published scientific papers on antibiotic resistance and stewardship in peer-reviewed journals, standard texts and specialist books. Over 100 invited lectures/symposia chairs in the past 5 years alone.

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