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Tony Worthington, CSci FIBMS PhD FHEA. Health Professions Council (HCPC) registered: BS34219

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    • United Kingdom

    20012020

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    Research Interests

    My research interests lie within the field of Clinical Microbiology and Healthcare Associate Infections. Specific aeas of interest include:

    • Clostridium difficile and Staphylococcal Infections
    • Biofilms; infections associated with indwelling intravascular devices and prosthetic joints
    • Skin Antisepsis and Antimicrobials/AMR
    • Propionibacterium acnes and its association with chronic back pain and Modic 1 changes

    Employment

    Teaching Activity

    My teaching activity is broad and includes: young learners, undergraduate level and PhD. I also undertake many public engagement activities to share my interests and knowledge wthin Microbiology.

    Taught Undergraduate Modules:

    Microbiology Level 4

    Microbiology Level 5

    Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Level 6

    Funding Applications and Awards

    2005-2008 EPSRC CASE award (in collaboration with Insight Health Ltd): £100,000;
    studies on ehnanced skin antisepsis

    2007 -2010 EPSRC CASE award (in collaboration with Insight Health Ltd): £100,000;
    Formulation engineering stategies to enhance skin antisepsis and delivery of chlorhexidine

    2008-2011 EPSRC CASE award (in collaboration with Insight Health Ltd): £100,000;
    Germination formulatiion and the development of a smart polymer-based surface for elimination of C. difficile spores

    2009 -2012 KTP award (Department of Health/Insight Health Ltd): £164,000;
    Development of a germination solution for elimination of C. difficile spores

    2010-2013 EPSRC CASE award (in collaboration with Insight Health Ltd): £100,000;
    Development of a dual-action germinant-biocide for the elimination of C. diffficle
    and microorganisms commonly associated with healthcare associated infections

    2013-2016 ARCHA PhD Studentship (50% Industrial funding; Insight Health Ltd, UK): £75,000; Antimicrobial Bioglass

    2014-2017: Full-industrially funded PhD (Insight Health Ltd): £60,000. Antimicrobial efficacy of octenidine.

    2014: Students into Work Grant: The Society for Applied Microbiology, £2,500. This will support investigations into the association between Propionibacterium acnes and chronic lower back pain.

     

    2018-2021: Antimicrobial efficacy of novel XF compounds for the prevention, control and eradication of clinically and industrially relevant pathogens and biofilmsWorthington, T. & Lambert, P. £39,714.00, Destiny Pharma Plc

     

    2019-2021: Knowledge Transfer Partnership.  Development of an automated cleaning system (ACS) for flexible endoscopes to reduce residual microorganisms through the use of mesocrystals. £200,664;  Dr Andrew Sutherland and Dr Tony Worthington (Aston University), In collaboration with Partners Medical Ltd, Stoke on Trent)

    Contact Details

    Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3951      
    email: T.Worthington@aston.ac.uk 

    Room: MB438k

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD

    Award Date: 30 Oct 2000

    Keywords

    • L Education (General)
    • Undergraduate
    • PhD
    • Young Learners
    • RB Pathology
    • Clinical Microbiology
    • Antimicrobials
    • AMR
    • Biofilms
    • Clostridium difficile
    • Healthcare Associated Infections

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