Anthony Hilton

Professor, Acting PVC & Executive Dean of LHS

  • United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Research Interests

  • Applied microbiology
    • Food
    • Clinical
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Salmonella, Campylobacter, MRSA and Escherichia coli O157, Clostridium difficile
  • Molecular epidemiology & typing of microorganisms
  • Insect vectors of disease
  • Microbiome and cultureome analysis


2012 - Professor of Applied Microbiology

2009 - 2012 Reader in Microbiology / Head of Biology & Biomedical Science  Aston University
2005 - 2009  Senior Lecturer in Microbiology / Programme Director - Biology / BMS  Aston University
2000 - 2005 Lecturer in Microbiology / Biology Admissions Tutor, Aston University
1997 - 2000 Lecturer in Food Microbiology, University of Birmingham
1996 - 1997 Clinical Scientist, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
1993 - 1996 PhD, University of Birmingham (Supervisor: Prof. C.W. Penn)
1989 - 1993 BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (Class I; Rank 1st) University of Wolverhampton


An increasing number of litigation cases in the UK involve microbiology information that would benefit from expert critical review, interpretation or further development.  I am able to offer expert professional advice in all aspects of microbiology to assist in developing a robust body of evidence to support these cases.  With over 20 years experience in microbiological aspects of food, industrial and clinical microbiology, I have been offering professional microbiology advice to the legal sector for over five years primarily in cases of litigation, clinical negligence and malpractice.  For further information please contact me to discuss your requirements. I am also able to offer microbiological sampling and product testing services.

Contact Details

Phone:  +44 (0)1212043960
Mobile: 07703 716512

External positions


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Research Output 1996 2019

An Examination of Flying Insects in Seven Hospitals in the United Kingdom and Carriage of Bacteria by True Flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae, Dolichopodidae, Fanniidae, Muscidae, Phoridae, Psychodidae, Sphaeroceridae)

Boiocchi, F., Davies, M. & Hilton, A. C., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Medical Entomology. 56, 6, p. 1684–1697 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Industrial plants
Public Opinion
Microbial Drug Resistance
Public Health
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Containing the burden of infectious diseases is everyone’s responsibility. A call for an integrated strategy for developing and promoting hygiene behaviour change in home and everyday life

Bloomfield, S. F., Ackerley, L., Bockmühl, D., Signorelli, C., Münter, L., Langsrud, S., Hilton, A. C., Lorimer, J., Razenberg, H., Scott, E., Nath, KJ., Melhus, Å., Knøchel, S., Exner, M., Branton, F., Robinson, J., Jones, M., Griffith, C., Pickup, J., Hines, J. & 2 others, Morris, P. & Ilschner, C., 17 Oct 2018, 40 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
Communicable Diseases
Environmental Health

Distinct Fermentation and Antibiotic Sensitivity Profiles Exist in Salmonellae of Canine and Human Origin

Wallis, C., Lowden, P., Marshall-Jones, Z. & Hilton, A. C., 26 Feb 2018, In : BMC Microbiology. 18, 15.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anti-Bacterial Agents


Antibiotic and biocide resistance in Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli 0157

Author: Braoudaki, M., Sep 2004

Supervisor: Hilton, A. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Epidemiology of hospital-acquired and community-onset meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Author: Rollason, J., 2007

Supervisor: Hilton, A. C. (Supervisor), Lambert, P. A. (Supervisor) & Worthington, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Exploring the biological basis for Salmonella persistence in food manufacturing environments

Author: Bashir, A., 23 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Hilton, A. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Isolation and characterisation of bacteria associated with flying insects in hospitals, with particular emphasis on Clostridium difficile

Author: Davies, M., 12 Feb 2015

Supervisor: Hilton, A. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Phenotypic and genotypic characterisation of Clostridium Difficile

Author: Green, L. M., 16 Jun 2010

Supervisor: Worthington, A. (Supervisor) & Hilton, A. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy



Principle Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Anthony Hilton (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of Institute of Biomedical Science

Anthony Hilton (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of Society for Biology

Anthony Hilton (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

National Teaching Fellowship

Anthony Hilton (Recipient), 1 Sep 2011

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Peter Wildy Award for Microbiology Education & Outreach

Anthony Hilton (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)