Dr Tim Planche
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Secretary: Dawn Ward
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Dr Planche is currently a consultant medical microbiologist, co-lead for the Infection Care group and is Medical Microbiology clinical lead for South West London Pathology.
After qualifying in medicine and training in general medicine and infectious diseases, Dr Tim Planche started his research working in Ghana and Gabon for a number of years conducting clinical trails and research on severe malaria. These were a series of intensive clinical, pharmacokinetic and diagnostic studies in severely ill children. This work was a part of the development of rectal and intramuscular artesunate (a group of drugs used to treat malaria) and the understanding of the role of fluid replacement therapy for severe malaria.
Tim Planche then completed his clinical training in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Dr Planche switched the focus of his research in this time from malaria to bacterial infections, particularly healthcare associated infections, C. difficile (type of bacterial infection that can affect the digestive system and sexually transmitted infections). In recognition of this new work he was awarded a Higher Education Funding Council for England funded clinical senior lecturer. He has an interest in diagnostics in general.
Dr Planche splits his time equally between clinical service and research. This means that his research is clinically focused and improves his ability to assess the applicability of research to the current clinical practice and he keenly implements the St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and University policy of joint working for translational research and innovation healthcare.