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 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, 2023, Expert Consensus on Monitoring Antimicrobial Stewardship in French Nursing Homes using Assessed Reimbursement database Indicators., Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, ISSN:0305-7453

Birgand G, Ahmad R, Bulabula ANH, et al., 2022, Innovation for infection prevention and control-revisiting Pasteur's vision, Lancet, Vol:400, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:2250-2260

Ahuja S, Singh S, Charani E, et al., 2022, An evaluation of the implementation of interventions to reduce post-operative infections and optimise antibiotic use across the surgical pathway in India: A mixed methods exploratory study protocol, Pilot and Feasibility Studies, Vol:8, ISSN:2055-5784

Eichel VM, Brühwasser C, Castro-Sánchez E, et al., 2022, Cross-site collaboration on infection prevention and control research-room for improvement? A 7-year comparative study in five European countries., Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, Vol:11, ISSN:2047-2994, Pages:1-9

Paumier A, Asquier Kathi A, Thibaut S, et al., 2022, Assessment of factors associated with community-onset Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase producing Escherichia coli urinary tract infections in France, Jama Network Open, ISSN:2574-3805

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