R-GNOSIS is coordinated by Marc Bonten (UMC Utrecht) and brings together a multidisciplinary team with complementary expertise of clinicians, microbiologists and epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, caregivers in inpatient care and mathematical modellers. The R-GNOSIS consortium is made of 19 partners from 9 countries which include United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland and Israel.
Cardiff University’s Departments of Primary Care and Public Health and Microbiology have an international- quality track record in the study of acute infections and appropriate antibiotic use in primary care, and in antimicrobial resistance. Cardiff led the establishment of the GRACE clinical platform, involving 14 general practice research networks in 12 countries, recruiting >3,400 patients 6 months into the first GRACE clinical study. The Department includes the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU), and currently has over 50 active studies to the value of over £30M.
|Chris Butler, Institute Director. Has led eight clinical trials in primary care with trials published in the BMJ and Lancet. He is expert in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and provides governmental advice. He has authored over 140 peer reviewed papers and helped win more than 65 research grants.|
|Timothy Walsh, a world expert on mobile genetic elements and antibiotic resistance genetics, has initiated many international studies and is involved in global surveillance networks. He is editor of many leading journals and has presented and published over 350 papers on antibiotic resistance.|
Kerry Hood is Director of SEWTU and a biostatistician with expertise in clinical trials, prediction and diagnostic processes. The design and analysis of complex interventions, particularly regarding common infections, is a major interest.
|Nick Francis, GP and senior clinical research fellow, leads the applied infections research theme within the Wales School of Primary Care Research (WSPCR), and the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University. He is experienced in leading clinical trials, observational studies and qualitative research, and his main research interest is the optimal management of common infections in the community.|
|Micaela Gal, Senior Research Fellow at the Wales School of Primary Care Research. Microbiology background with a focus on rapid diagnostics for infection and antibiotic resistance, and implementation of tests into clinical settings. Has been involved in the set-up, management and coordination of eight primary care research projects including work packages in FP7 and IMI projects.|