Joe has spent his career studying the interactions between pathogenic bacteria, their hosts, their surroundings and the antimicrobials used to treat them. He has developed novel bacterial culture protocols to study biofilm formation and microbial interactions in complex environments, with the aim of increasing antimicrobial effectiveness and combating resistance. Joe is also involved in communicating the science behind AMR to the public, running workshops at festivals and working to enhance AMR research capacity in Malawi.
Infection control via chemical vapour deposition: exploring the use of antimicrobial coatings for surfaces that usually spread bacterial diseases, such as door plates. In conjunction with Melbec Microbiology Ltd., funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund.
with Chloe James, Heather Yates and Louise Ackers
Perceptions of AMR in Greater Manchester
with Margaret Coffey
Forbes, S., Latimer, J. et al. (2015). Altered Competitive Fitness, Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Cellular Morphology in a Triclosan-Induced Small-Colony Variant of Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 59(8)
Latimer, J. et al. (2015). Antibacterial and anti-biofilm activity of mouthrinses containing cetylpyridinium chloride and sodium fluoride. BMC Microbiology 15(169)