Research interests

Dr Emma Hayhurst is a molecular microbiologist at the University of South Wales with expertise in anti-microbial resistance. She is interested in the transmission and detection of antibiotic resistance in the environment and the clinic, and in the wider issue of reducing inappropriate prescriptions through improved diagnostics, public engagement and improvements in public health. 

Dr Hayhurst works in partnership with the water industry and the NHS. For the past few years she has been working on a translational research project to develop an affordable diagnostic device for urinary tract infections (UTIs).

She is a member of the Microbiology Society, Society for Applied Microbiology, and British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy; and project lead on the UK water industry research project anti-microbial resistance in waste and drinking water (2020). 

She is a Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA).

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