Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Honorary 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 Universit√© 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, Biccard B, Deslandes A, et al., 2024, Role of anaesthesia providers in infection-related care across the perioperative pathway: a global survey., Br J Anaesth, Vol:132, Pages:197-200

Birgand G, Dhar P, Holmes A, 2023, The threat of antimicrobial resistance in surgical care: the surgeon’s role and ownership of antimicrobial stewardship, British Journal of Surgery, Vol:110, ISSN:0007-1323, Pages:1567-1569

Conlin M, Leroy A-G, Asquier-Khati A, et al., 2023, Qualitative assessment of the national initiative to implement antimicrobial stewardship centres in French administrative regions, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, Vol:12, ISSN:2047-2994, Pages:1-11

Bornand E, Letourneux F, Deschanvres C, et al., 2023, Social representations of mask wearing in the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic, Frontiers in Public Health, Vol:11, ISSN:2296-2565, Pages:1-11

Asquier-Khati A, Deschanvres C, Chaslerie A, et al., 2023, Expert consensus on monitoring antimicrobial stewardship in French nursing homes using assessed reimbursement database indicators, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol:5, ISSN:0305-7453, Pages:1-9

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