Dr Stephanie Dancer is a Consultant Microbiologist in NHS Lanarkshire and Professor of Microbiology at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. She has been editing the Journal of Hospital Infection for 20 years, five of them as editor-in-chief. She also edits for International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Infection, Disease & Health. She trained at Bart's Hospital in London followed by postgraduate studies at Guy's Hospital, where she gained a thesis on the epidemiology and biochemistry of toxin-producing staphylococci.
In 2002-05 Stephanie set up national MRSA surveillance in Scotland and helped establish the Scottish Microbiology Forum. She is currently a member of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) groups on infection control, MRSA & multi-resistant Gram-negative bacilli and NHS Scotland Cleaning & Decontamination committee.
Here research interests include: hospital cleaning, antimicrobial management, hospital-acquired infection and MRSA.