Dr Esmita Charani 

Esmita is the Senior Lead Pharmacist within the faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance. She a visiting Researcher at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen Norway, and adjunct faculty at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala India, where she is involved in helping implement and investigate national antibiotic stewardship programmes. She is a Global Health Fellow with the Office of the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England and advises on the global health partnerships between the NHS and healthcare facilities in Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania. Her doctoral thesis investigated antimicrobial stewardship across India, Norway, France, Burkina Faso and England. 

She is co-investigator on the ESRC award (2017-2021): Optimising antibiotic use along surgical pathways: addressing antimicrobial resistance and improving clinical outcomes (in England, Scotland, Rwanda, India & South Africa). Esmita completed her Masters (MPharm Hons) in Pharmacy at University College London, her MSc in Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and her PhD from Imperial College London.