I was awarded a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Kings College London in 1995 winning the Tadion-Rideal Prize for outstanding postgraduate work. I then undertook Postdoctoral position at St Georges Hospital London on mucosal vaccination against Vibrio cholerae. After joining Kingston University as a lecturer (1998) in medical Microbiology and awarded a chair in Medical Microbiology in 2011. I act as an advisor for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Institute (Veterinary antimicrobial susceptibility testing) and sit on the Parliamentary and Scientific committee. My research team are multidisciplinary working on rapid detection systems for infectious disease diagnosis and to overcome antimicrobial resistance in clinical and veterinary settings and looking at antibiotic overspill into wild raptors. I am currently the President of the Society for Applied Microbiology
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Professor of Medical Microbiology
My research group has a generally broad scope but all under the one health banner. We are involved in trying to understand how bacteria mutate in the face of different selective pressures as a result of antibiotic pressure. We are looking at the discovery of novel antibiotics from different environmental niches and we are looking at the development of novel and rapid diagnostics that can be used in both human and animal health to facilitate early identification of pathogens and so appropriate and targeted treatment with anti-infectives. This approach also helps in the stewardship and protection of antibiotics. We are looking at antibiotic resistance spillover into wild raptor populations with the Sussex Peregrine Study Group.
We are also working with the veterinary and farming communities to understand antimicrobial resistance using both traditional laboratory science as well as social science to understand the publics perception of antibiotic use and benefits.
Li, Hongying, Mendelsohn, Emma, Zong, Chen, Zhang, Wei, Hagan, Emily, Wang, Ning, Li, Shiyue, Yan, Hong, Huang, Huimin, Zhu, Guangjian, Ross, Noam, Chmura, Aleksei, Terry, Philip, Fielder, Mark, Miller, Maureen, Shi, Zhengli and Daszak, Peter (2019) Human-animal interactions and bat coronavirus spillover potential among rural residents in Southern China. Biosafety and Health, 1(2), pp. 84-90. ISSN (print) 2590-0536
Bywaters, Luke, Mulcahy-Ryan, Lauren, Fielder, Mark, Sinclair, Alex and Le Gresley, Adam (2017) Synthetic scale-up of a novel fluorescent probe and its biological evaluation for surface detection of 'Staphylococcus aureus'. Molecular and Cellular Probes, 36, pp. 1-9. ISSN (print) 0890-8508
Holloway, A. C., Mueller-Harvey, I., Gould, S. W. J., Fielder, M. D., Naughton, D. P. and Kelly, A. P. (2015) Heat treatment enhances the plant phenolic (+)-catechin, a weak antimicrobial agent when combined with copper sulphate. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 61(4), pp. 381-389. ISSN (print) 0266-8254
Stokes, M.O., AbuOun, M., Umur, S., Wu, G., Partridge, S. R., Mevius, D. J., Coldham, N. G. and Fielder, M. D. (2013) Complete Sequence of pSAM7, an IncX4 Plasmid Carrying a Novel bla[sub]CTX-M-14b Transposition Unit Isolated from ' Escherichia coli ' and ' Enterobacter cloacae ' from cattle. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 57(9), pp. 4590-4594. ISSN (print) 0066-4804
Khatri, Bhagwati, Fielder, Mark, Jones, Gareth, Newell, William, Abu-Oun, Manal and Wheeler, Paul.R. (2013) High throughput phenotypic analysis of 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis' and 'Mycobacterium bovis' strains' metabolism using Biolog Phenotype Microarrays. PLOS ONE, 8(1), e52673. ISSN (online) 1932-6203
Epstein, Jonathan H, Baker, Michelle L, Zambrana-Torrelio, Carlos, Middleton, Deborah, Barr, Jennifer A, Dubovi, Edward, Boyd, Victoria, Pope, Brian, Todd, Shawn, Crameri, Gary, Walsh, Allyson, Pelican, Katey, Fielder, Mark D, Davies, Angela J, Wang, Lin-Fa and Daszak, Peter (2013) Duration of maternal antibodies against canine distemper virus and hendra virus in pteropid bats. PloS One, 8(6), e67584. ISSN (online) 1932-6203
Jamrozy, Dorota M., Fielder, Mark D., Butaye, Patrick, Coldham, Nick G. and (2012) Comparative genotypic and phenotypic characterisation of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus ST398 isolated from animals and humans. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e40458. ISSN (print) 1932-6203
Spencer-Smith, Russell, Varkey, Eldho, Fielder, Mark and Snyder, Lori (2012) Sequence features contributing to chromosomal rearrangements in 'Neisseria gonorrhoeae'. PLOS One, 7(9), e46023. ISSN (online) 1932-6203
Holloway, Andrew C., Gould, Simon W. J., Fielder, Mark D., Naughton, Declan P. and Kelly, Alison F (2011) Enhancement of antimicrobial activities of whole and sub-fractionated white tea by addition of copper (II) sulphate and vitamin C against 'Staphylococcus aureus'; a mechanistic approach. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 11(1), p. 115. ISSN (online) 1472-6882
Gould, Simon WJ, Cuschieri, Paul, Rollason, Jess, Hilton, Anthony C, Easmon, Sue and Fielder, Mark D (2010) The need for continued monitoring of antibiotic resistance patterns in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from London and Malta. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 9(20), ISSN (online) 1476-0711
Gould, Simon WJ, Fielder, Mark D, Kelly, Alison F and Naughton, Declan P (2009) Anti-microbial activities of pomegranate rind extracts: enhancement by cupric sulphate against clinical isolates of S. aureus, MRSA and PVL positive CA-MSSA. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 9(23), ISSN (online) 1472-6882
Thompson, Richard, Bidgood, Penelope, Petroczi, Andrea, Denholm-Price, James C.W. and Fielder, Mark D. (2009) An alternative methodology for the prediction of adherence to anti HIV treatment. AIDS Research and Therapy, 6(9), ISSN (online) 1742-6405
Mboto, CI, Davies-Russell, A, Fielder, M and Jewell, A P (2009) CD4+ lymphocyte values and trends in individuals infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus and/or co-infected with Hepatitis C virus in The Gambia. African Health Sciences, 9(3), pp. 130-136. ISSN (print) 1680-6905
McCarrell, Erin M, Gould, Simon WJ, Fielder, Mark D, Kelly, Alison F, El Sankary, Waffa and Naughton, Declan P (2008) Antimicrobial activities of pomegranate rind extracts: enhancement by addition of metal salts and vitamin C. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 8(64), pp. 1-7. ISSN (online) 1472-6882
Spencer-Smith, R., Varkey, E., Fielder, M. and Snyder, L. (2012) Sequence features contributing to chromosomal rearrangements in 'Neisseria gonorrhoeae'. In: XVIIIth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference (IPNC); 09 - 14 Sep 2012, Würzburg, Germany. (Unpublished)