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.



Charani E, Holmes A, Bonaconsa C, et al., 2021, Investigating infection management and antimicrobial stewardship in surgery: a qualitative study from India and South Africa, Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Vol:27, ISSN:1198-743X, Pages:1455-1464

Birgand G, Mutters N, Otter J, et al., 2021, Variation of national and international guidelines on respiratory protection for healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jama Network Open, Vol:4, ISSN:2574-3805, Pages:1-5

Ahmad R, Atun R, Birgand G, et al., 2021, Macro level influences on strategic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic – an international survey and tool for national assessments, Journal of Global Health, Vol:11, ISSN:2047-2978, Pages:1-11

Zhu J, Ferlie E, Castro-Sánchez E, et al., 2021, Macro level factors influencing strategic responses to emergent pandemics: a scoping review, Journal of Global Health, Vol:11, ISSN:2047-2978, Pages:1-16

Deschanvres C, Haudebourg T, Peiffer-Smadja N, et al., 2021, How do the general population behave with facemasks to prevent COVID-19 in the community? A multi-site observational study, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, ISSN:2047-2994

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