Areas of interest
Pneumococcal infection and colonisation, lower respiratory tract infection and research bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage.
Andrea graduated in medicine (MBChB with honours) from Bristol University in 2002. She started her postgraduate training in general medicine in Exeter, Devon. After completing her MRCP she moved to Manchester where she was an anaesthetic and intensive care trainee before commencing an ST3 post in respiratory medicine in the Mersey deanery in 2007.
Andrea joined the Respiratory Infection Group in March 2011 as a Clinical Research Fellow in Respiratory Infection, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre (Royal Liverpool University and Broadgreen Hospitals Trust - RLBUHT). Her PhD is based at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and is entitled: Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Adults; carriage, therapeutics and prevention, under the supervision of Prof Stephen Gordon.
Her clinical interests also include bronchiectasis, tuberculosis and interstitial lung disease. She has travelled to India to gain further TB experience within a developing country with Professor Peter Davies, having been awarded a British Thoracic Society (BTS) Travel sponsorship award. She was the chair of the BTS Specialist Trainee Advisory Group (STAG) 2011-2014. She is the co-chair of the Royal Respiratory Research Group (RRR), which aims to nurture links between the school and RLBUHT. Her research involves both patients and healthy volunteers.
- LSTM MSc in microbiology
- ALS instructor
- Honorary Clinical Tutor University of Liverpool