Having completed clinical training at the Royal Free, Nick Feasey specialized in Clinical Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, firstly at St George’s London and subsequently spending three years in Malawi at the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW) and then a year at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI). His research in Malawi focused on causes of and outcomes from bloodstream infection (BSI), especially invasive Salmonella disease. The work demonstrated a fall in BSI of all causes following the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy, especially recurrent Salmonella BSI. Investigation of the genomic epidemiology of Salmonella Enteritidis at WTSI revealed the existence of two novel clades of Enteritidis circulating in Africa. He moved to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2013 as Senior Lecturer, with a remit to expand tropical bacteriology research. He holds an appointment as Honorary Consultant at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Lectures on the Liverpool DTMH and leads the non-malaria febrile illness week.
Currently supervising 4 PhD students.
Current projects include understanding the causes of fever and severe sepsis in Malawi, establishing the reservoirs of Salmonella Typhi and investigating the transmission of antimicrobial resistant Enterobacteriaceae using genomics and transmission modelling in collaboration with WTSI, PHE and CHICAS, Lancaster. Previous work has been published in major journals including Nature Genetics, The Lancet and Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Other relevant expertise, professional memberships.
- Member: Wellcome Trust Surveillance and Epidemiology of Drug-Resistant Infections Consortium (SEDRIC)
- Member: UK Department of Health Technical Advisory Group: The Fleming Fund
- Guest Editor: PLOS NTDs