NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) - Oxford
The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a partnership between UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the University of Oxford in collaboration with University of Leeds, Animal and Plant Health Agency and European Bioinformatics Institute.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has provided funding to establish 14 Health Protection Research Units (HPRU) to address key public health threats. The HPRUs are partnerships between Universities and UKHSA forming multi-disciplinary centres of excellence with a focus on collaborations and knowledge sharing.
HPRU in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Oxford University is led by Professor Sarah Walker and our UKHSA lead is Professor Susan Hopkins.
The HPRU in Healthcare Associated Infections and AMR vision is to find better ways to manage and prevent threats from antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections, by detecting them faster, working out who needs protecting most and how this can be done.
It consists of 4 broad Research Themes:
NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance
We want to create opportunities for individuals to interact, engage and contribute to our research to: Improve its quality and relevance: Ensure our research questions align with the wider public’s priorities: Disseminate findings to everyone who may find them relevant, useful or interesting: Inspire adults and children and promote careers in research and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Our strategy for knowledge mobilisation/policy-maker engagement is based on UKSHA leaders being best-placed to ensure HPRU studies directly inform UKHSA needs and results are disseminated beyond academia, including into UKHSA guidance/outputs
Incidence of HIV and hepatitis C virus among people who inject drugs, and associations with age and sex or gender: a global systematic review and meta-analysis
Artenie A. et al, (2023), The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 8, 533 - 552
Subcellular protein localisation of Trypanosoma brucei bloodstream form-upregulated proteins maps stage-specific adaptations
Halliday C. et al, (2023), Wellcome Open Research, 8, 46 - 46
Endotyping, phenotyping and personalised therapy in obstructive sleep apnoea: are we there yet?
Turnbull CD. and Stradling JR., (2023), Thorax
Radial spoke protein 9 is necessary for axoneme assembly in Plasmodium but not in trypanosomatid parasites.
Ramakrishnan C. et al, (2023), J Cell Sci