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Professor Ben Cooper

Professor Ben Cooper

Podcast interview

Drug-resistant infections and disease dynamics

Infectious diseases carry a huge impact and developing interventions remains a priority. A recent trial in Southeast Asia aimed at shortening antibiotic treatment for ventilator-associated pneumonia, reducing side effects and the risk of antimicrobial resistance. Collaborations underline the global AMR burden and the need for effective solutions, from improved antibiotics use to novel diagnostics and vaccines, crucial amid rising challenges.

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Ben Cooper

Professor of Epidemiology

Ben Cooper's work uses mathematical and statistical modelling, observational studies and clinical trials to help understand the burden and dynamics of infectious diseases and evaluate potential control measures. His current work focuses on drug-resistant infections and emerging pathogens. He leads the Drug-Resistant Infection and Disease Dynamics group (DRIaDD).