Dr Aimee Murray is a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) research fellow, interested in how human activities may influence the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in natural environments.
She 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 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 is primary supervisor for three PhD students (April Hayes, Laura Murray and Leah Clarke) working on co-selection for antimicrobial resistance by non-antibiotic drugs and non-antimicrobial compounds, as well as environmental surveillance of antimicrobial resistance.
Aimee first joined the Centre in 2013 to conduct her PhD Research on a 4 year funded project supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and partner AstraZeneca. Prior to starting her Fellowship in 2018, Aimee held a short post-doctoral research position with the University of York and University of Exeter.
She 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.