The Council manages the affairs of the BIA in the furtherance of its aims, and comprises of elected members from among the general membership.
The President serves for a term of two years, as does the Vice President, subsequently becoming President. Training grade members also serve for two years. The Secretary, Treasurer and other members of Council serve for a term of three years.
President (Chair of Council): Dr David Partridge, (Sheffield)
Vice President (President Elect): Dr Rajeka Lazarus (Bristol)
Honorary Secretary: Dr Harriet Hughes (Cardiff)
Treasurer: Dr Hiten Thaker (Hull)
Meetings Secretary: Dr Fiona McGill (Leeds)
BIA Council Members:
Membership Secretary: Dr Megan Jenkins (Bristol)
Clinical Services Secretary (ID): Dr Patrick Lillie (Hull)
Clinical Services Secretary (Microbiology & Virology): Dr Trupti Patel (London)
Guidelines Secretary: Dr Samuel Moses (Kent)
Communications Secretary: VACANT POST
Workforce and Training Secretary: Dr Anna Goodman (London)
Scientific & Research Secretary: Prof Thushan De Silva (Sheffield)
Associate Members Secretary: Dr Louise Dunsmure (Oxford)
Trainee (Meetings) Secretary: Dr James Meiring (Bristol)
Trainee (Professional Affairs) Secretary: Dr Amy Belfield (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)
Trainee (Communications) Secretary: Dr Muhammad Fahad (Leicester)
Devolved Administrations Secretary: Dr Rebecca Sutherland (Edinburgh)
Secretary for Overseas Members: Prof Abdullah Yusuf (Dhaka)
HSST Trainee Professional Affairs Secretary Post - Miss Hannah Pymont (Bristol)
Editor - Journal of Infection: Prof Robert Read (Southampton)
Editor – Clinical Infection in Practice (CLIP): Prof Martin Wiselka (Leicester)
BIA Council Declaration of Interest
As an organisation, the British Infection Association is committed to openness and transparency. The potential impact of our work on healthcare practice and education necessitates that members of council and of other association committees and steering groups are conscious of, and declare any interests which may, or may be perceived to, conflict with their role.
Relevant interests may be personal financial (e.g. share ownership in relevant companies, payments of lectures, attendance at advisory boards or sponsored registration at meetings), professional (e.g. commercial research or potential for input to influence available funding to the individual or their team) or 3rd party (e.g. potential conflicts related to the committee member’s partner’s employment).
BIA Council are asked to declare these at each Council Meeting.
Scientific and Research Committee
The Scientific and Research Committee provides support to the Scientific and Research Secretary in the review and scoring of grant applications to provide a fair and proper process.
Current committee members are:
- Chris Chiu (Scientific and Research Secretary) - Professor of Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London
- Tihana Bicanic - Reader in Infectious Diseases, St George's University of London
- Tristan Clark - Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
- Katie Jeffery, Consultant in Microbiology, Director Infection Prevention and Control, Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Martin Llewelyn - Professor in Infectious Diseases and Honoary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Universities of Sussex and Brighton and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Services: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
The aim of Clinical Services ID is to support infection specialists in their daily work, addressing issues of current concern and importance. This includes the delivery of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases, infection control, public health and other infection-related clinical specialties.
Issues currently under discussion include: NHS England commissioning of infection services (ID, HIV and complex bone and joint infections), workforce issues and training in Infection.
The Clinical Services Secretary is a member of the Microbiology/Infectious Diseases Clinical Services Committee.
The BIA Clinical Services Secretary (Infectious Diseases) post is currently held by Dr Patrick Lillie.
The BIA Clinical Services Secretary (Microbiology) post is currently held by Dr Trupti Patel.
- To monitor and advise on workforce issues at trainee and consultant level.
- To support BIA training and teaching events and opportunities for trainees in all the infection specialities
- To provide leadership for the BIA education subcommittee
- Chair: Workforce and Training Secretary - Dr Anna Goodman
- BIA trainee council reps
- Meetings - Dr James Meiring
- Communications - Dr Ed Moseley
- Professional - Dr Amy Belfield
- Learn Infection lead - Dr Bethany Davies
- NITCAR representative - Dr Katie Drury
- BIA Junior Doctor representative - Dr Ciara Mahon
This committee was set up in 2018 with the following aims:
- To strengthen teaching and training opportunities for trainees in all the infection specialities.
- To re-introduce a ‘ Learn Infection’ teaching tool for trainees with the aim of incorporating this into free resources for BIA members.
- To co-ordinate BIA support for the National Infection Teams Collaborative for Audit and Research (NITCAR)
- To provide professional support for the BIA trainee meeting representative.
- To advise council about educational issues
If trainees wish to raise issues or suggestions via this committee please do via the BIA trainee representatives
Learn Infection is an online resource for trainees in all infection specialties. Our question bank covers all areas of infection medicine, with explanations and links to key references. These are ideal for new trainees, those preparing for new jobs, or as revision for the CICE or the FRCPath part 2 exams.
BIA Financial Grants Available to Trainees
The BIA has a number of travel grants and other awards for trainees. All trainee members should consider applying at some stage in their career. For more details click here.
Education Sub Committee Collaborations
Roles and responsibility descriptions for officers of the BIA.
The list below contains BIA Council Role Profiles in the form of PDF document.
Principal Officers of BIA Council:
- President (Chairman of Council)
- Vice-President (President Elect)
- Meetings Secretary
BIA Council Members:
- Clinical Services Secretary (Microbiology & Medical Virology)
- Clinical Services Secretary (ID & other disciplines)
- Membership Secretary
- Scientific & Research Secretary
- Workforce & Training Secretary
- Guidelines Secretary
- Communications Secretary
- Secretary for Overseas Members
- Trainee (Professional Affairs)
- Trainee (Meetings)
- Trainee (Communications)
- Secretary for Associate Members
- Secretary for Overseas Members
- HSST Secretary (New Post)