Dr David Jenkins is a renowned medical microbiologist and infection prevention specialist and Vice President of BSAC. David has served as lead infection prevention clinician at University Hospital Leicester for over 20 years, providing infection prevention and control expertise that includes strategy and policy development, implementation and supervision of operational guidance in this area and advising on the design and construction of healthcare facilities. As Trust lead for AMR, Dr Jenkins is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the principles and practice of managing infectious diseases at the University of Leicester Medical Schools.
Dr Jenkins is Chair of the Specialist Microbiology and Virology Specialty Advisory Committee at the Royal College of Pathologist. He is engaged in research in antimicrobial stewardship and was a co-investigator on an antibiotic prescribing behaviour research project funded by the Economics and Social Research Council, looking at prescribing practice in the UK, South Africa and Sri Lanka and I am currently a member of a study investigating antimicrobial use and resistance in Cape Verde. He is frequently invited to lecture overseas including recent presentations at conferences hosted by the International Federation of Infection Control in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Krakow, Poland.