Dr Charlotte Gray-Hammerton
Charlotte completed her PhD thesis within the field of Agriculture and Food Security, through the BBSRC DTP at University of Nottingham in 2021. Her research focussed on investigating the role of mobile genetic elements in antimicrobial resistance, within farm animals and the influences of the environment as potential resistance gene reservoirs. Her study also investigated the clonality of isolates sampled from farms, by utilising whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis. During her PhD, she conducted a placement at Public Health England in the Field Epidemiology team. Her 3 month project looked at Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae outbreaks in the UK and the resultant morbidity and mortality resulting from multi-drug resistant infections. Charlotte also worked in a hospital as an auxiliary nurse in the NHS, before and throughout both her undergraduate and PhD degrees for over 10 years.