Social scientists from all over the British Isles came together to talk about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at our workshop on Friday 22nd April.
The focus was on research which might be relevant to the forthcoming call for the cross council AMR Theme 4: behaviour within and beyond the health care setting. To receive updates on this and similar funding opportunities, register an interest here.
Here are some of the highlights recorded by participants on Twitter #amrchamp
At Bristol zoo for day on social science research on AMR – looks like it will be an interesting day
Ian Donald says AMR research coming of age
#amrchamp – needs a broad view of what social sciences can bring to AMR research
Matthew Avison – when we distrupt our normal microflora we go around “sucking up new bugs like a hoover”
Matthew Avison (@MutantBug) worth checking out if only for cat with hoover picture!
Gina Pinchbeck – what’s really happening with guidelines for antibiotic use in animals
Alasdair MacGowan: how can we measure the impact of antibiotic resistance
Alisdair MacGowan – takes a long time for patients with resistant infections to get the right treatment
Clare Chandler – there’s lot more to
#AMR than changing behaviour to fix a single problem
Clare Chandler asking classic anthropological questions – AMR what is resisting what, where & why?
we have really limited evidence on the cost of antibiotic resistance, need to change this
Hayley mcgregor on the complex relationships between formal and informal health sectors. Fascinating
Import to rememb that many lack access to antibiotics, and informal unregulated access may be saving lives
Stephan Elbe – Need to learn from past examples of health problems being thought of as security issues e.g. bird flu – pros & cons
Great meeting emphasising the key role of Soc Sci in the fight against AMR
AMR is a ‘wicked’ problem – we need to find way to act despite inevitable uncertainty
Super expert presentations from these social scientists on AMR. A taster for future conferences.
Fantastic discussion at
Getting a break from AMR discussions…