Gordon Nichols

Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom

I am an Epidemiologist with experience in the surveillance of gastrointestinal infections, food & water microbiology, Cryptosporidium & Campylobacter research, outbreak investigation and control and diagnostic experience in medical, food and water microbiology, method development and typing systems. I have undertaken projects on water and human health through WHO, OECD, EU, ECDC, Wellcome, DWI, RELU, NERC, MRC, WHO, FSA, Scottish Executive, UKWIR, Thames water and Wessex water. I have written 15 book chapters, 65 papers in peer reviewed journals, 4 letters/short reports, 25 scientific reports, 10 internal PHLS reports. From 87 papers cited in Google Scholar my H-score is 26, with best cited paper having 262 citations. I have recently co-edited a book entitled Environmental Medicine. My career impact has included developing the auramine staining method now widely used for primary diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis, initiating typing work on Cryptosporidium, and working on the large volume screening method for Cryptosporidium oocysts in drinking water, used today by the water industry. The epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis has, with others, indirectly contributed to the reduction of cases of cryptosporidiosis from Drinking Water. The Shipsan and Shipsan Trainet EU projects will have a strong impact on port health for passenger ships across Europe.

Biography Updated on 1 April 2012

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