Professor DILIP NATHWANI
MB, FRCP (London & Ed), DTM&H, OBE
Director Academic Health Science Partnership [AHSP] in Tayside, Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases and Honorary Professor of Infection, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY UK.
Since 2014 Dilip has been the Director of the AHSP in Tayside, the first of its kind in Scotland and with the primary aim of enabling innovation across the health and social care sector. Between 2008-2017 he was Chairman of the Scottish Government funded Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG), a national clinical antimicrobial stewardship programme, which transformed infection management and antibiotic use in Scotland. He was President of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy [BSAC] between 2015-2018, recent National Specialty Adviser for Infectious Diseases to SGHD, and External Advisor on Antimicrobial Stewardship & Education Policy to a number of professional governments and non-UK governmental bodies including WHO; he is the Programme Director of the first global massive open on line course [MOOC] on antimicrobial stewardship reaching > 50,000 people and editor in chief of the first e-book on AMS. In 2015 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire [OBE]. Dilip has authored > 260 peer reviewed publications and is interested in how a range of innovations and policies, particular in relation to education, can transform the crisis of antimicrobial resistance with a focus on collaboration between higher income countries and those developing nations. In 2018 with Professor Sir Mike Ferguson he co-led on behalf of the AHSP, the successful Tay Cities Deal funding [£25m] for developing a Tayside BioMedical Cluster that captures and supports innovation in biotechnology, medical technology and skills training.