Meet our leaders #17

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  • February 29, 2024

Dr. David Singleton, Group Head of Clinical Research for IVC Evidensia, UK

Cross-sectoral and cross-border collaboration is crucial for our attempts to enact effective antimicrobial stewardship

David Singleton qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Liverpool in 2015 having discovered an interest in epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) during his training. This led to a PhD exploring antimicrobial use and resistance surveillance in companion animals, which was awarded in 2019, again at the University of Liverpool. During this time he primarily worked with the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET –, which is a large veterinary health informatics project harnessing clinical records and diagnostic test results from pets residing in the UK.  

Most recently his interest has expanded to developing and assessing behavioural and vaccine interventions to hopefully slow the rate of AMR development and dissemination in the medical and veterinary sectors, using both ‘big data’ clinical record-based and in-field approaches in the UK and Malawi, working with the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust clinical research programme ( He also volunteers for ‘Care for the Paw’, a Liverpool-based charity providing veterinary care for animals belonging to the homeless community of the Merseyside region.

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