Donald Morrison
Donald Morrison

Dr Donald Morrison

Lecturer

Biography

I have 30 years’ plus experience working as a microbiologist in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). I was a clinical scientist/microbiologist in public health and medical microbiology laboratories for 21 years at the UK Health Security Agency national reference laboratory and the Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory. My present post is as a lecturer in microbiology at Edinburgh Napier University, including teaching responsibilities in Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. My work on AMR has covered the three domains - human, animal and environment - of a One Health approach, publishing widely and involved in various national and international research projects. Projects have included collaboration with key stakeholders including Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Water, NovaBiotics Ltd, Schuelke & Mayr and the Forth Rivers Trust. I am involved in various research networks including the UKRI One Health AMR Transdisciplinary Network, EU NEREUS cost action network, JPIAMR global network, the Scotland-India Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Network (SIAMREN), Scottish Environmental AMR Group and the Edinburgh AMR Forum Working Group. I have provided expert advice to SEPA, the Scottish Government AMR group (AMR in the Environment in Scotland & Stakeholders) and contributed to two national AMR reports (SONAAR and the UK Veterinary Medicines Directorate 3rd UK One Health Report). I am an editor for JAC-AMR, a British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy journal, is regularly engaged in peer review of manuscripts and is a member of several microbiology societies (BSAC, SfAM and Microbiology society). In addition, I have reviewed research funding applications for the Scottish Government and the UK Medical Research Council.

Antibiotic resistant pathogens (ESBL and carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, VRE and MRSA) both in the hospital, on farms and in the natural environment have formed the basis of my research activities. My recent research has focused on assessing the prevalence and distribution of antibiotic resistant pathogens in environment "hotspots" such as wastewater treatment plants and agricultural lands. In addition, I am investigating the contribution of rivers, coastal waters, food (meat, vegetables, fruit) and wild animals in the dissemination of these antimicrobial resistance pathogens from the environment to the human population.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Academic contributor to the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) - 2024 horizon scanning
  • ENU representative on the SULSA’s Infectiuos Diseases Strategic Groups
  • Food Standards Agency Committee Member: Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF)
  • Member - One Health Breakthrough Partnership (OHBP) stakeholder group
  • Edinburgh AMR Forum Working Group - Its remit is to identify areas of activity for EAMRF and ensure delivery of agreed initiatives.
  • Advisory Panel: Food Standards Agency’s - Register of Specialists
  • Committee Member: Food Standards Agency’s - Joint Expert Group on Animal Feed and Feed Additives
  • A partner in AMR Dx Global (international network across 15 countries) funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance. The network addresses teaching and training in relation to AMR diagnostics from a One Health perspective.
  • AMR Advisor to SEPA's Principle Scientist
  • Working Group 6 Panel Chair (EU COST Action ES1403: New and Emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse (NEREUS) Network) - faciltating production of report.
  • Exert Advisor - European cooperation in science & technology (EU-COST) expert
  • Member of Scottish Environmental AMR Group (SEAG). A sub group of the CONTROLLING ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN SCOTLAND (CARS) Group. Remit - To better understand the extent and nature of antimicrobial resistance in the environment, its contribution to spread throughout the ecosystem, and clinical risk posed to human and animal health
  • Member of Working Group 1 - EU New and Emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse (NEREUS) Network Cost Action Network (ES1403). Contributed to discussions on the most appropriate antibiotic resistant gene markers to be used to screen for AMR in water.
  • Expert advisor at Consultation on the draft Scottish Health Technology Assessment report on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of screening for MRSA (Glasgow)
  • Invited participant on an Experts Panel - sponsored by Regent Medical on the progressing antiseptic development to reduce transmission of multiply-resistant pathogens
  • Member of UK MRSA Working Party (BSAC/HIS) Sub-Committee C (Laboratory Diagnostics)
  • Member of the International Union of Microbiological Societies, Subcommittee on Typing of Staphylococci
  • Member of European Study Group on Epidemiology Markers (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
  • Invited to provide expert advise to the European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition Working Group. Advice on the likely spread of animal VRE to humans
  • Member of the UK Enterococcal Working Party of the Hospital Infection Society

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Poster Presentation: Edinburgh AMR Forum Seminar and Poster Day. Quantifying antibiotic resistance and antibiotic resistance selective chemicals in the River Almond Catchment Area .
  • Panel Member: Contributed to the 2nd BEYOND RESISTANCE Colloquium - Re-Imagining AMR: Borders, Bodily Boundaries and Beyond the Human sponored by the Edinburgh Infectious Disease
  • Panel Member: BEYOND RESISTANCE Colloquium - Reimagining AMR: Beyond the Military Metaphor
  • Panel Member: NERC/UKRI/ India Partnership Workshop - Tackling AMR in the Environment
  • Panel Member: St Abbs Marine Research Station Sandpit meeting
  • Workshop Participant: Edinburgh Infectious Disease Network - Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy Meeting
  • Workshop Member: CARS - AMR in environment workshop
  • Training School participant: EU NEREUS Cost Action Training School (Barcelona)
  • Contributed to the Scottish AMR Research Consortium
  • Workshop participant: The Scottish Environmental AMR Group (SEAG) - Understanding AMR in the Environment:
  • Workshop participant: Contributed to the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Workshop on the future of research activities on Antimicrobial Resistance in Edinburgh
  • Poster Presentation at I46th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (San Francisco) on the Evaluation of automated extraction and detection by real-time PCR to identify MRSA directly from nasal swabs
  • Poster presentation at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Conference (France) on Investigation of Tolerance to Triclosan of Five International MRSA Clones
  • Poster Presentation: at the Health Protection Agency Conference on the Incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children under 16 years in the UK and Republic of Ireland
  • Poster Presentation: 12th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections (Netherlands) on the Evaluation and Comparison of methods available for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to glycopeptides.
  • Oral presention at the 12th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections (Mastricht, Netherlands) on MRSA Epidemiology - The Scottish Perspective (1991-2006)
  • Oral presentation at the 1st International Conference on MRSA in Animals on the Characterisation of MRSA in Companion Animals – A Scottish Perspective
  • Poster presentation: Association of Clinical Microbiologists Conference on the Development of a multiplex real-time PCR for detection of MRSA and PVL directly from clinical samples.
  • Oral Presentation: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Symposium - Antisepsis and the prevention of skin and soft tissue infections
  • Oral presentation at the biannual Staph GB & Ireland Conference (2006) on MRSA Epidemiology (1997-2005) – The Scottish Perspective
  • Poster Presentation: 7th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM), Victoria, Canada - "The Prevalence of agr Groups within Scottish MRSA and MSSA Clone"
  • Poster Presentation: British Society for Dental Research Annual Scientific Meeting (Dundee) - "Susceptibility profiles and genetic typing of oral MRSA isolates"
  • Poster Presentation: 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), (Copenhagen) - "Expansion of a single multiresistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone carrying a variant of SCCmec type III in a University Hospital"
  • Poster Presentation: 7th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers , Victoria, Canada - "How stable are the PFGE patterns of Staphylococcus aureus?"
  • Poster Presentation: Erlich World Conference of Dosing of Antiinfectives - Susceptibility of Different MRSA Clones to Metals, Biocides and Antibiotics
  • Popster Presentation: nstitute of Biomedical Science conference, (Birmingham, UK) - "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – five selective screening media"
  • Poster Presentation: 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Copenhagen - "Evaluation of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage rate among patients on haemodialysis – isolation of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus"
  • Member of Conference Organising Committee - Open Day for the Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory Open Day (Glasgow). All the NHS hospitals who used our services were invited as were other interested parties.
  • Poster Presentation: 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) (Copenhagen) - "An MRSA strain associated with a community maternity hospital and carrying an exfoliative toxin gene. "
  • Poster Presentation: 14th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Prague Usefulness of mec-associated dru sequences in monitoring the spread of highly clonal epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Scotland
  • Poster Presentation: 14th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Prague - A group of related EMRSA15 isolates carrying the PVL gene
  • Poster Presentation: 11th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - actericidal Activity of Commercial Biocides against Five Major International Epidemic MRSA Clones
  • Poster Presentation: 11th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - Community acquired MRSA in Scotland
  • Poster Presentation: 11th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - Stability and Variation Associated with EMRSA-15, a Pandemic EMRSA Clone
  • Poster Presentation: 11th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - Expression of Resistance to Tetracycline in Staphylococcal Strains Isolated from Animals
  • Poster Presentation: 1th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - MRSA PIDEMIOLOGY IN SCOTLAND (1997-2004)- A REFERENCE LABORATORY PERSPECTIVE
  • Poster Presentation: 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow - Improved Tracking of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Scotland Using a Combination of Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis and mec-Associated dru Sequences
  • Poster Presentation: 154th Society of General Micribiology conference, Bath, UK - Re-emergence of early pandemic Staphylococcus aureus as a community-acquired methicillin resistant clone: association of the PVL with enhanced virulence
  • Poster Presentation: Society of General Microbiology, Edinburgh - Characterisation of blood culture isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in Scotland
  • Poster Presentation: Institue of Biomedcial Sciences (IBMS) meeting, UK - Typing of bacteraemic isolates of Staphylococcus aureus
  • Poster Presentation: Annual conference on Epidemiology and Control of communicable Diseases and Environmental Hazards, Scotland - Scottish Participation in a European Surveillance Initiative.
  • Poster Presentation: 3th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow - Antibiotic Susceptibility and Strain Typing of Animal Staphylococcus aureus
  • Poster Presentation: 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow -
  • Poster Presentation: 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow - The Prevalence of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Toxin In Scottish Staphylococcus aureus
  • Poster Presentation: 103rd American Socirty of Microbiology, Washington, USA - Rapid Non-Molecular Characterisation of European MRSA – an Evaluation
  • Poster Presentation: 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow - Identifying the SCCmec types of MRSA – A comparison of three primer sets.
  • Poster Presentation: 6th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers, Switzerland - MLST typing of Staphylococcus aureus – the new gold standard?
  • Poster Presentation: 12th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Milan, Italy - Old and new antiseptics against epidemic MRSA – Are they effective?
  • Poster Presentation: 6th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers, Switzerland. - Rapid Non-Molecular Characterisation of European and Canadian MRSA – an Evaluation.
  • Poster Presentation: 6th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers, Switzerland - mecA positive, methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in Scotland – preMRSA?
  • Poster Presentation: 5th International Conference of the HIS. Edinburgh, Scotland. - Genotypic Identification of Blood Culture Isolates of Staphylococcus epidermidis using Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
  • Poster Presentation: 12th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Milan, Italy - A comparison of phenotypic and genotypic methods for the identification of CNS.
  • Poster Presentation: 10th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections, Tsukuba, Japan - apid Multiplex PCR for SCCmec Typing of MRSA
  • Poster Presentation: 1st Pan European Federation of IADR Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, UK - Staphylococcus aureus in the oral cavity. Products Against MRSA and MSSA isolates
  • Poster Presentation: Society for General Microbiology Meeting, Loughborough, UK - Plasmid typing: a tool for further sub-division of epidemic MRSA in the UK
  • Poster Presenatation: Immunocompromised Host Society Meeting, Bergen, Switzerland - The mouth as a source of CNS septicaemia in low birth weight neonates
  • Poster Presentation: 5th International Conference of the HIS. Edinburgh, Scotland - Managing Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Debilitated and Elderly Patients

 

Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor - JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Guest Associate Editor - Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Validation of Foundation Programme in Science (Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology, Sri Lankan ENU partner)

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Young Researchers CDC / CPHL Service 50th aniversary exchange fellowship

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Delivery Group: NHS Scotland Assure Research Service Fund

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer - Medical Research Scotland (MRS) Early Career Researcher Grant
  • Grant Reviewer: Scottish Government RESAS (5-year Strategic Research Program )
  • Grant Reviewer: Medical Research Council
  • International Grant Reviewer: Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, Republic of Serbia.

 

Invited Speaker

  • Conference talk: WMSoc (Water Management Society) Conference
  • Expert Advisor update: One Health Breakthrough Partnership (Business Planning and KE event)
  • Conference speaker: Scottish Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)/HFM Conference - Improving Services to Reduce Infection
  • Conference talk: Health Improvement Scotland - Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group
  • Conference talk: UK Bathing Waters Conference
  • Conference Talk: Scottish Health Protection Network Update Conference
  • Conference Talk: Society for Applied Microbiology - Antimicrobial Resistance : Looking Beyond the Microbiological
  • Seminar Speaker: CARS Scottish Environmental AMR Group (SEAG)
  • Seminar Speaker: Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine seminar (University of Edinburgh)
  • Conference talk: TLA ENU Conference - Thinking Pedagogy Day
  • Seminar Speaker: Update on MRSA in Scotland at the Biological Science Research Seminar, University of the West of Scotlland
  • Seminar Speaker: Strathclyde Immunology Society, Strathclyde University, MRSA Update.
  • Seminar Speaker: MRSA Seminars at 4 Veterinary clinics to alert the veterinary profession of the newly discovered threat of MRSA in companion animals. Sponosored by the Janssen Animal Health and the Bella Moss Foundation Seminars
  • Seminar Speaker: Invited to give an update on MRSA to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Microbiology Department
  • Conference Talk: Scottish Hot Topics Symposium sponored by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on "Can we afford not to control MRSA? "
  • Conference Talk: at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Conference (France), Schulke & Mayr Symposium on the Susceptibility of Multi-Resistant Gram-Positive Cocci to Octenidine
  • Conference Talk: International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections.
  • Conference Talk: The Schülke & Mayr Foundation Seminar on Problematic Pathogens in Health Care Settings, Birmingham, presenting on old and new antiseptics for MRSA and MSSA.
  • Seminar Speaker: invited to speak to one of largest chicken producers regarding an infection which could impact their production. of chicken
  • Conference talk: Association of Clinical Microbiologist Scottish Branch, Spring Meeting Wishaw General Hospital. An MRSA Update – The Hospital Superbug:now a threat in the community and in animals
  • Invited speaker to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Microbiology Dept Departmental Seminar, An MRSA Update – MRSA rapid screening methods
  • Seminar Speaker: Monklands Hospital, Microbiology Dept, March 2004
  • Seminar Talk: Invited to provide an Update on MRSA in Scotland to Pfizer Ltd, a pharmaceutical company involved in the development of antitbioic compounds.
  • Seminar Speaker: Update on MRSA in Scotland at Ninewells Hospital Microbiology Dept
  • Conference Speaker: MRSA in Scotland at the Don’t' Panic Infection Control Meeting in Sheffield.
  • Seminar Speaker: Fleming Forum, October 2003, MRSA Diagnostics
  • Conference Speaker: National Ref. Laboratory Service Workshop, SCIEH & NSD, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, August 2003.
  • Conference Talk: SCIEH/SMRSARL Conference : Control of MRSA - Can Scotland Win?
  • Seminar Speaker: Paisley University, Biological Sciences Dept, an MRSA Overview
  • Seminar speaker: University of Nottingham, Microbiology Dept, Jan 2002
  • Expert Facilitator: roundtable discussion for medical professionals training on the Diploma in Hospital Infection Control, sponsored by the Hospital Infection Society and Health Protection Agencyd

 

Media Activity

  • Interview with healthandcare.scot - a news and information service for Scotland’s health and social care sector
  • Interviewed for ENDS Report - a premier source of intelligence for environmental professionals) - antibiotic resistance in the environment
  • Radio Feature: MRSA in Scotland, Program Coinneach, BBC Radio na Gael. Chat show format where i was asked to explain in laymans terms the significance of various high profile issues in MRSA infections in Scotland.
  • TV Appearance - MRSA in Europe, Eorpa, BBC Alba. Documnetary focussed on the Scottish MRSa Reference Lab work that i had established and travelled to the Netherland to interview MRSA experts at the Dutch MRSA Reference Lab and at a large teaching hospital.

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Microbiology Society
  • Society for Applied Microbiology
  • Scottish Microbiology Forum
  • British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Scottish Microbiology Association
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Pathology Society of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Hospital Infection Society
  • Association of Clinical Microbiologists
  • Society of General Microbiology

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • SOSLeith (Save our Shore in Leith! - project to investigate faecal pollution on Leith shore.
  • RAAG (River Almond Action Group) - advice on assays for a Citizen Science project
  • Expert Panel Member: Public meeting on the dangers of an Influenza pandemic where I and others were asked questions by members of the public. Sponsored by the Society for Applied Microbiology (part of the 8th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS2019)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner - Masters by Research (University of Exeter)
  • External Examining: PhD - University of the Highlands and Islands (2020)
  • External Examing: PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2020
  • External Examing: MRes, University of Edinburgh, 2017
  • External Examining: PhD, Curtin University, Perth, W. Australia, 2006.

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer - JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Reviewer - Journal of Environmental Quality
  • Journal Reviewer - Journal of Applied Microbiology
  • Journal Reviewer - Frontiers in Microbiology
  • Journal Review: Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Journal Review: HELIYON
  • Journal Review: Microbiology
  • JournaL Review: Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • Journal Review - 4 primary articles reviewed (Journal of Hospital Infection, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (x2)
  • Journal Review - 7 primary articles reviewed (Journal of Hospital Infection, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (x4), European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Journal of Medical Microbiology)
  • Journal Reviewed - 5 primary articles reviewed (Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (x2), European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (x2), Journal of Medical Microbiology)
  • Journal Reviews - 7 primary article reviews (Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (x2), European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (x3), Letters in Applied Microbiology (x2).
  • Journal Review: 5 primary articles (J. Medical Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (x2), Epidemiology & Infection)
  • Journal Review: 1 primary article reviewed (Epidemiology & Infection)

 

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Bacteriostatic activity of human lactoferrin against Staphylococcus aureusis a function of its iron-binding properties and is not influenced by antibiotic resistance.

Journal Article
Aguila, A., Herrera, A. G., Morrison, D., Cosgrove, B., Perojo, A., Montesinos, I., …Brock, J. H. (2000)
Bacteriostatic activity of human lactoferrin against Staphylococcus aureusis a function of its iron-binding properties and is not influenced by antibiotic resistance. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology. 31, 145-152. doi:10.1111/j.1574-695X.2001.tb00511.x. ISSN 0928-8244
The in vitro antistaphylococcal activity of lactoferrin and the antibiotic resistance of clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates obtained from three different sites of infecti...

DNA banding pattern polymorphism in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and criteria for defining strains.

Journal Article
Morrison, D., Woodford, N., Barrett, S. P., Sisson, P. & Cookson, B. D. (1998)
DNA banding pattern polymorphism in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and criteria for defining strains. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 37, 1084-1091. ISSN 0095-1137
The degree of DNA banding pattern polymorphism exhibited by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREM) strains isolated on a renal unit over an 11-month period was inves...

Dynamics of Enterococcus faecalis Colonization of Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

Book Chapter
Pasquarella, C., Morrison, D., Savino, A., & Cookson, B. D. (1997)
Dynamics of Enterococcus faecalis Colonization of Bone Marrow Transplant Patients. In Streptococci and the Host (275-279). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1825-3_68
Enterococci have become increasingly important as a cause of hospital acquired infections. They are reported to be the third commonest cause of hospital acquired infections, r...

Incidence and detection of multi-drug-resistant enterococci in Dublin hospitals.

Journal Article
Lavery, A., Rossney, A. S., Morrison, D., Power, A., & Keane, C. T. (1997)
Incidence and detection of multi-drug-resistant enterococci in Dublin hospitals. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 46, 150-156. https://doi.org/10.1099/00222615-46-2-150

Comparison of PCR with Phenotypic Methods for the Speciation of Enterococci

Book Chapter
Woodford, N., Egelton, C. M., & Morrison, D. (1997)
Comparison of PCR with Phenotypic Methods for the Speciation of Enterococci. In Streptococci and the Host (405-408). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1825-3_97
In recent years, enterococci have emerged as an important cause of hospital infections, particularly in patients with serious underlying disease. There are currently 17 recogn...

PCR Typing of Enterococcus faecium

Book Chapter
Morrison, D., Jones, B., Egleton, C., & Cookson, B. D. (1997)
PCR Typing of Enterococcus faecium. In Streptococci and the Host (387-391). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1825-3_93
In the last two decades enterococci, especially E. faecium, have emerged as a major cause of nosocomial infection. A knowledge of their epidemiology within the hospital enviro...

Strains of Glycopeptide-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Can Alter Their van Genotypes during an Outbreak

Journal Article
Woodford, N., Chadwick, P. R., Morrison, D., & Cookson, B. D. (1997)
Strains of Glycopeptide-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Can Alter Their van Genotypes during an Outbreak. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 35(11), 2966-2968
Two isolates of Enterococcus faecium with VanA glycopeptide resistance were isolated during a hospital outbreak of E. faecium with plasmid-mediated VanB resistance. Both were ...

Inter-hospital spread of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium

Journal Article
Morrison, D., Cooke, R. P. D., Kaufmann, M. E., Cookson, B. D., & Stephenson, J. (1997)
Inter-hospital spread of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. Journal of Hospital Infection, 36(1), 77-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0195-6701%2897%2990092-X

Enterococci as emerging pathogens of humans

Book
Morrison, D., Woodford, N., & Cookson, B. D. (1996)
Enterococci as emerging pathogens of humans. In D. Stewart-Tull (Ed.), The Biology of Streptococci and EnterococciLondon: Wiley-Blackwell

Nosocomial gram-positive infection in Review Article - Antibiotic Resistance - Amyes, S G B & Gemmell, C G (eds.)

Journal Article
Cookson, B. D., Morrison, D. & Marples, R. R. (1996)
Nosocomial gram-positive infection in Review Article - Antibiotic Resistance - Amyes, S G B & Gemmell, C G (eds.). Journal of Medical Microbiology. 46, 439-442. ISSN 0022-2615

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Commercial Funding: Schulke & Mayr, £18,000, Susceptibility of Multi-Resistant Gram-Positive Cocci to Octenidine, 2006
  • I was the Scottish co-ordinator on a British Paediatrics Surveillance Unit (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) project - "MRSA in Children"
  • Research Grant: UNESCO-ASM , Travel Award - Mr Adebayo Shitu (Nigeria &, South Africa)
  • Research Grant: International Society for Infectious Disease, Fellowship Program - Mr Adebayo Shitu (Nigeria & South Africa)

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD Supervision: Kirsty Girvan [Open University, Glasgow, part time, maternity career break, 2003-2006]
  • PhD Supervision: Andrew Robb [Open University, Glasgow, part time, Completed, 2002-2009]