Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

ARC Early Career Research Fellow



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Gabriel is a pharmacist specialised in infection control. He works part time as a Research Associate and ARC Fellow at the HPRU, NIHR with Prof Alison Holmes, and part time coordinating infection control in the West of France.

His PhD is from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris on new tools for the diagnosis and prevention of surgical site infection. Gabriel is leading a work package on implementation methods part of the the ASPIRES project "Optimising antibiotic use along surgical pathways: addressing antimicrobial resistance and improving clinical outcomes" granted by ESRC. 

His other topic of interest is the assessment of measures to control the spread of multi-drug resistant organisms. His ARC fellowship is titled "Knowledge and perception of antimicrobial resistance among European healthcare professionals". Gabriel is leading the french national reference centre for antimicrobial and healthcare associated infections surveillance and prevention in the community and long term care settings.



Birgand G, Mutters NT, Ahmad R, et al., 2020, Risk perception of the antimicrobial resistance by infection control specialists in Europe: a case-vignette study, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, Vol:9, ISSN:2047-2994

Peiffer-Smadja, N, Dellière, et al., Machine learning in the clinical microbiology laboratory: has the time come for routine practice?, Clinical Microbiology and Infection, ISSN:1198-743X

Birgand G, Haudebourg T, Grammatico-Guillon L, et al., 2019, Improvement in staff behavior during surgical procedures to prevent post-operative complications (ARIBO2): study protocol for a cluster randomised trial, Trials, Vol:20, ISSN:1745-6215

Birgand G, Schouten J, Ruppe E, Less contact isolation is more in the ICU: the con position., Intensive Care Medicine, ISSN:0342-4642

Vaillant L, Birgand G, Esposito-Farese M, et al., 2019, Awareness among French healthcare workers of the transmission of multidrug resistant organisms: a large cross-sectional survey, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, Vol:8, ISSN:2047-2994

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