Dr Aimee Murray Research Fellow

Dr Aimee Murray is a NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Research Fellow interested in antimicrobial resistance, particularly in how human activities may influence the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in natural environments.

Aimee is currently conducting research on the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in aquatic environments with a 3.5 year NERC Industrial Innovation Fellowship. With support from AstraZeneca and working with stakeholders including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Severn Trent Waste Water, the project will generate the most comprehensive database of minimal selective concentrations of antimicrobials to date and will make significant progress towards a completely novel, standardised assay to be used for the environmental risk assessment of antimicrobials.

Aimee attained a First Class degree in Biology from the University of Bath in 2013. During her undergraduate studies she also received the Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship and Leonard Broadbent prize. Aimee first joined the ECEHH in 2013 to conduct her PhD Research with Dr William Gaze and Dr Lihong Zhang. This 4 year funded project was supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and her industrial CASE partner AstraZeneca (with Prof Jason Snape as her industry supervisor). Prior to her Fellowship, Aimee held a short post-doctoral research position with the University of York and University of Exeter.