Imperial College London

Dr Céire Costelloe

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Non-Clinical Lecturer



+44 (0)20 3313 2730ceire.costelloe




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Céire is a Lecturer at the Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance, within the Division of Infectious Diseases. The HPRU is a partnership between Imperial College London, Public Health England, Cambridge University Veterinary School, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Imperial College Health Partners North West London Academic Health Science Network. The Unit was funded to bring Universities to work in partnership with Public Health England to support excellent health protection research relevant to the needs of Public Health England. 

Céire was previously a Lecturer in Medical Statistics at the UKCRC-registered trials unit at Queen Mary University London. Céire also holds an honorary research position at the University of Bristol where she was based from 2007-2013, leading a NIHR programme of research centred on primary care antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistant infection in the community setting.


Céire's research applies statistical methods to address key questions in the area of antimicrobial resistant infection research. Céire holds a NIHR Career Development award, which funds a research programme to develop a framework for evaluating interventions targeting antimicrobial resistance (AMR), using routinely collected clinical data and novel causal inference methods. In addition Céire has experience in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of pragmatic phase III randomised trials, and in developing the evidence base for the efficient conduct of such trials. Her teaching is mainly in delivering short courses in research methods, and randomised trials in particular, for postgraduate research students and research staff.


Céire's research involves collaboration with a range of external clinical and methodology collaborators including: Professor Sandra Eldridge (QMUL), Professor Alastair Hay (University of Bristol), Dr Patty Chondros (University of Melbourne) 



Bryce A, Costelloe CE, butler C, et al., Comparison of risk factors for, and prevalence of, antibiotic resistance in contaminating and pathogenic urinary Escherichia coli in children in primary care: prospective cohort study, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, ISSN:0305-7453

Joly NECJGHMTTSXSMPBM, 2010, Managing membrane stress: the phage shock protein (Psp) response, from molecular mechanisms to physiology.<> Joly N, Engl C, Jovanovic G, Huvet M, Toni T, Sheng X, Stumpf MP, Buck M. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2010 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20636484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher], Fems Microbiol Rev. 2010 Jun 9. [epub Ahead of Print] Pmid: 20636484 [pubmed - as Supplied by Publisher]

Bryce A, Hay AD, Lane IF, et al., 2016, Global prevalence of antibiotic resistance in paediatric urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli and association with routine use of antibiotics in primary care: systematic review and meta-analysis, Bmj, Pages:i939-i939

Knight GM, Costelloe C, Murray KA, et al., 2018, Addressing the Unknowns of Antimicrobial Resistance: Quantifying and Mapping the Drivers of Burden, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:66, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:612-616

Banerjee K, Mathie RT, Costelloe C, et al., 2017, Homeopathy for Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol:23, ISSN:1075-5535, Pages:426-444

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