David Graham (UK)
School of Engineering, Newcastle University
Prof David Graham performs applied and basic research in engineering, ecology, molecular microbiology, and public health. Graham obtained his BASc and MASc in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia (Canada) and, after eight years in industry, obtained his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arizona (USA). Graham then was a professor at the University of Kansas (USA) for 12 years, studying the effects of agrochemical use on water and soil quality, including the environmental fate of associated AMR bacteria and genes. Current research projects include 1) the transmission, fate and impact of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment resulting from human activity; 2) energy minimization in water, wastewater and solid waste management systems; 3) the microbiology and ecology of greenhouse gas suppression and production in geochemical settings, especially in Polar regions; and 4) water and environmental quality in the developing and emerging world. He now works around the world on general causes of acquired AMR, including field studies in India, SE Asia, Europe and Latin America. Graham recently advised US Presidential Council on Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria on One Health policy; has ~120 manuscripts in print; has many UK and international projects; and has received international media coverage on Indian, UK, USA, and Swiss TV.