Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Professor of Infectious Diseases



+44 (0)20 3313 1283alison.holmes




Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





Alison Holmes is a Professor of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College and the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) and Associate Medical Director for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. 

Professor Holmes is the Director of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance. Professor Holmes directs the work of 4 themes: Applied molecular bacteriology, Applied data linkage, syndromic surveillance and modelling,  Innovations in behaviour change, technology and patient safety to improve infection prevention and antimicrobial use and Organisational change, health economics, sustainability and evaluation, alongside PHE lead collaborators. The HPRU, which was established on 1 April 2014, is a partnership between Imperial College London, Public Health England, Cambridge University Veterinary School, the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute and Imperial College Health Partners North West London Academic Health Science Network. 



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Castro Sanchez EM, Iwami M, Ahmad R, et al., Articulating citizen participation in national policies for addressing antimicrobial resistance in European countries - an updated analysis, ECCMID 2017

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