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, Clark L, Taylor G, et al., 2023, Comparative evaluation of stand-alone HEPA-based air decontamination systems., Infect Dis Health, Vol:28, Pages:246-248

Vasikasin V, Rawson TM, Holmes AH, et al., 2023, Can precision antibiotic prescribing help prevent the spread of carbapenem-resistant organisms in the hospital setting?, Jac-antimicrobial Resistance, Vol:5, ISSN:2632-1823, Pages:1-13

Rochon M, Jawarchan A, Fagan F, et al., 2023, Image-based digital post-discharge surveillance in England: measuring patient enrolment, engagement, clinician response times, surgical site infection, and carbon footprint., J Hosp Infect, Vol:133, Pages:15-22

Otter JA, Zhou J, Price JR, et al., 2023, SARS-CoV-2 surface and air contamination in an acute healthcare setting during the first and second pandemic waves, Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol:132, ISSN:0195-6701, Pages:36-45

Otter JA, Newsholme W, Snell LB, et al., 2023, Evaluation of clinical harm associated with Omicron hospital-onset COVID-19 infection, Journal of Infection, Vol:86, ISSN:0163-4453, Pages:79-80

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