Professor of Microbiology Education and Engagement
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
Her interest is in antibiotic resistance and infection control – and the public understanding of science and health issues.
Ph.D., Microbial Biochemistry
M.Sc., Microbial Biochemistry
B.Sc., Biochemistry with Microbiology
The John Innes Centre online
The other senior speaker was Professor Laura Bowater who is now academic director for innovation at the University of East Anglia. I personally know Laura well from the time she worked as a research technician at the John Innes Centre. After moving on from here, Laura’s career went from strength to strength but she highlighted how the skills she acquired are still useful in her senior role she has now. Her story is really inspiring as she has achieved so much thanks to her ‘can do’ attitude and taking every opportunity available.view more
Daily Mail online
Microbiologist Professor Laura Bowater from the University of East Anglia then analysed the results - and found the cake picked up the same bacteria whether dropped for five or 30 seconds. She told How To Stay Well: 'The moist cake picked up the same bacteria, regardless of whether it was on the floor for five seconds or 30 seconds.'view more
NEWS.com Australia online
Professor Laura Bowater, from the University of East Anglia, said that while we know that moist foods are more likely to catch bacteria than dry foods, the tested samples of cake — both 5-seconds and 30-seconds — had the same amount of bacteria. “Bacteria transfers almost instantly,” Dr Bowater said.view more
The Sun online
Microbiologist Professor Laura Bowater from the University of East Anglia analysed the results. She said: “Bacteria transfers almost instantly. Think of this analogy, if you have paint on your finger and put your finger on a table for 0.1 seconds you’d get paint on the table.view more
In fact, leading microbiologist Dr Laura Bowater says the risk increases twofold at this time of year when gyms see a huge surge in customers. She is strongly advising those on a New Year health kick to consider swapping the 'dirty' gym for running trails outdoors instead.view more
In response to the accepted risk of emerging antimicrobial resistance, many organizations and institutions have developed and delivered events and activities designed to raise awareness of the issue and to change the behaviour of the intended audience.
The increase in Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) microorganisms has been exacerbated by exposure to antimicrobial drugs (e.g. antibiotics). A solution to AMR may require academic researchers to not only contribute to the drug discovery pipeline through laboratory research, but also to engage and inform non-specialist audiences using a variety of interventions in order to change behaviour towards our use of antibiotics.
While numerous studies examine perceptions of research held by university researchers, studies examining perceptions held by school pupils are rare. To address this gap and following analysis of questionnaire data (N = 2634, KS3/4/5 pupils), we conducted 11 group interviews with 100 pupils in England to investigate their experiences of research during schooling and their perceptions of how research is conceived, conducted and where its utility and significance lie.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant, emerging threat to global public health. In this article, we describe the scale of the threat and why it is such a global concern. We also outline actions that have been identified to address this threat, which includes focusing on the education of healthcare workers and clinicians, as well as members of the public.
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