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Honorary Associate Professor, University of Cape Town | Reader in Infectious Diseases, AMR and Global Health, University of Liverpool

Esmita is a Reader in Infectious Diseases, AMR and Global Health at the University of Liverpool and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town. She is a visiting Researcher at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen Norway, and Adjunct Professor at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala India, where she is involved in helping implement and investigate national antibiotic stewardship programmes. Her work in AMR has been recognised through the Academy of Medical Sciences UK-India AMR Visiting Professor award. She is an expert advisor to the Commonwealth Pharmacy Association and a Global Health Fellow with the Office of Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, England. She is involved in mentoring and supporting clinical pharmacists across different healthcare settings and economies in implementing antimicrobial stewardship interventions. Her doctoral thesis investigated antimicrobial stewardship across India, Norway, France, Burkina Faso and England. She is also the Research Lead for Practice, Design and Engineering at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance within the faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London.


  • –present
    Honorary Associate Professor , University of Cape Town


  • 2022 
    University College London, MPharm
  • 2018 
    Imperial College London, PhD
  • 2006 
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , MSc