United Kingdom

Maddy is a research assistant with the Anthropology of AMR group.

Maddy’s research looks at awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among prescribers and dispensers across LMIC settings, focusing in particular on the wider social, economic and structural determinants of health and exploring how such variables influence the role of antibiotics and the context of their usage.

Maddy’s work has been part of a collaborative project between the LSHTM and WHO, which recently produced a report on AMR awareness and the underlying factors influencing prescribing and dispensing practice in LMIC settings. The report highlighted the ongoing challenges posed by resource constraints, access, affordability and concerns of hygiene and sanitation.

Maddy continues to work on this collaborative project and is currently part of the team using insights from the report to develop, pre-test and pilot a standardised questionnaire that assesses awareness of AMR, the role of antibiotics and the context of their usage amongst medical and veterinary professionals across LMICs.

Further information on Maddy is available on her institutional profile.