Oxford Drug Design is pleased to announce the addition of Prof. David Livermore to our Scientific Advisory Board.

David Livermore gained his BSc in 1978 and his PhD in 1983. He worked at the London Hospital Medical College from 1980 until 1997 when he joined the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England), becoming Director of its Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring and Reference Laboratory in 1998. In October 2011 he moved to become Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of East Anglia but still retains sessions at Public Health England as its Lead on Antibiotic Resistance. He has broad interests on the mechanisms, evolution and dissemination of antibiotic resistance and its relationship to antibiotic usage. He is very active in the field of antibiotics and resistance and is a member of the UK Government’s Antimicrobial Resistance & Healthcare Infections Advisory Committee. He publishes and speaks widely on resistance and has edited for several journals including Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Journal of Medical Microbiology and International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.

Outside of work he is a keen walker and, in 2016, completed a 3000-mile route that has taken him right around the perimeter of England.