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Dr Gauri Godbole

Last updated: 24 August 2020

Dr Gauri Godbole was appointed to the ACMSF in 2017. She is a Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Parasitologist at the National Infection Service, Public Health England. Since September 2013 she has worked in the Gastrointestinal Bacteria Reference Unit and is the clinical lead for the national Botulism and Helicobacter service for England. She also works at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in the field of Parasitology. Prior to the above appointment she has worked in the field of infection and acute medicine in England and in India.

Her daily reactive duties include providing expert clinical advice to the NHS and public health colleagues for complex cases caused by gastrointestinal foodborne bacteria such as Clostridium perfringens, invasive Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, STEC and Campylobacter spp.

She has published more than 20 publications with key papers on use of whole genome sequencing for surveillance and cluster detection, early detection of emerging threats/outbreaks, and prediction of antimicrobial susceptibility in gastrointestinal bacteria.