Author Archives: Jon Otter (@jonotter)

About Jon Otter (@jonotter)

I’m a scientist focused on healthcare-associated infection, antimicrobial resistance, and Infection Prevention and Control. I am currently the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. I am also 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 previously managed the Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Clinical Infection and Diagnostics Research (CIDR) (King’s College London / Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London), and was the Scientific Director of the Healthcare Division at Bioquell. 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!) Research interests include the epidemiology of MRSA, C. difficile and multidrug-resistant Gram-negatives (especially CPE), antibiotic and antiseptic resistance, the role of contaminated surfaces in transmission, and molecular typing methods including some recent dabbling in whole genome sequencing. My pubmed count is coming along nicely (it’s now >100). I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), alumnus of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and was previously Assistant Editor at the Journal of Hospital Infection, and a member of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Scientific Programme Committee. You can find me on Linkedin & Twitter.

Welcome to

Welcome. I was having trouble keeping a CV up to date working on multiple devices, so thought I’d put it up on line. I’ve been meaning to have a repository for the various talks I do for a while – and this site will work for that too. The general rule is that anything you find on this site you can use (for academic purposes). No need to ask permission, but please do acknowledge me!

I was a panelist on this Healthcare Infection Society webinar reflecting on our learning related to ventilation and the environment from the first 12 months of COVID-19 (March 2021):

I was a panelist on this Healthcare Infection Society webinar about the role of contaminated surfaces in the transmission of COVID-19 (June 2020):

Here’s a talk on navigating guidelines for MDR-GNR at a BSAC meeting in London (November 2019):

Here’s a talk on drivers of C. difficile infection at the Healthcare Infection Society conference (Autumn 2018) in Liverpool:

Here’s a talk on social media use for healthcare professionals (Autumn 2016) at the Infection Prevention 2016 conference in Harroage:

Check out this Summer 2015 talk on CRE at a conference in London (Thanks to Dreamscope TV for the recording.):

And here’s a recent interview (well, monologue really) at ECCMID 2016 in Amsterdam:

And another, this time with Professor Heather Loveday, also at ECCMID 2016 (and the interviewer is none other than Michael Jackson!):