Imperial College London

Dr Jon Otter

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Honorary Senior Lecturer



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I am an epidemiologist focused on Infection Prevention and Control at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London. I have a first class honors degree in Microbiology from the University of Nottingham (2001) and a PhD in epidemiology (of MRSA) from King’s College London (2011). (Just to clarify, it didn’t take me 10 years to do my PhD!). I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), previously an Assistant Editor at the Journal of Hospital Infection, and an alumnus of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. You can find me on Linkedin.

I run a blog on healthcare epidemiology and microbiology with Martin Kiernan, Andreas Voss, and Marc Bonten called ‘Reflections on Infection Prevention and Control’. Check it out!

I also have a personal website where you can download my slides and conference posters (and even my PhD thesis if you are an insomniac). 



Otter JA, Mookerjee S, Davies F, et al., 2020, Detecting carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE): an evaluation of an enhanced CPE infection control and screening programme in acute care, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol:75, ISSN:0305-7453, Pages:2670-2676

Peters A, Parneix P, Otter J, et al., 2020, Putting some context to the aerosolization debate around SARS-CoV-2, Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol:105, ISSN:0195-6701, Pages:381-382

Rodriguez Manzano J, Moser N, Malpartida Cardenas K, et al., 2020, Rapid detection of mobilized colistin resistance using a nucleic acid based lab-on-a-chip diagnostic system, Scientific Reports, Vol:10, ISSN:2045-2322

Gordon J, Darlington O, McEwan P, et al., 2020, Estimating the Value of New Antimicrobials in the Context of Antimicrobial Resistance: Development and Application of a Dynamic Disease Transmission Model, Pharmacoeconomics, Vol:38, ISSN:1170-7690, Pages:857-869

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