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.



Peiffer-Smadja N, Rawson TM, Ahmad R, et al., 2020, Corrigendum to 'machine learning for clinical decision support in infectious diseases: a narrative review of current applications' clinical microbiology and infection (2020) 584-595., Clin Microbiol Infect, Vol:26

Birgand G, Haudebourg T, Grammatico-Guillon L, et al., 2020, Intraoperative door openings and surgical site infection: a causal association?, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:71, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:469-470

Masson C, Birgand G, Castro-Sánchez E, et al., 2020, Is virtual reality effective to teach prevention of surgical site infections in the operating room? study protocol for a randomised controlled multicentre trial entitled VIP Room study., Bmj Open, Vol:10

Peiffer-Smadja N, Rawson TM, Ahmad R, et al., 2020, Machine learning for clinical decision support in infectious diseases: A narrative review of current applications, Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Vol:26, ISSN:1198-743X, Pages:584-595

Birgand G, Troughton R, Mariano V, et al., 2020, How do surgeons feel about the “Getting it Right First Time” national audit? Results from a qualitative assessment., Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol:104, ISSN:0195-6701, Pages:328-331

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