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Angharad Davies

Professor Angharad Davies

Professor, Medicine

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Academic Office - 503
Fifth Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus


Professor Davies is a clinical academic medical microbiologist. She undertook her undergraduate medical school training at the University of Cambridge and her specialist training in medical microbiology at the Royal Free Hospital, London, before being awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship at University College London, where she completed her PhD studies on dormancy in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

She is honorary consultant medical microbiologist at the England and Wales national Cryptosporidium Reference Unit, Public Health Wales, and has a research interest in infection with this organism. She is also Health and Care Research Wales Infection Specialty Lead and sits on the NIHR Infection National Specialty Group.

In 2020 Professor Davies was elected Vice-President for Learning for the Royal College of Pathologists.

She is a member of the UK REF2021 Equality and Diversity Advisory panel and in 2020-2021 was Deputy Chair of the BMA’s Women in Academic Medicine group.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Diagnostics in clinical microbiology
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in the diagnostic pathology disciplines
  • Interprofessional education especially relating to antimicrobial resistance and stewardship

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Professor Davies is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She leads the Education and Training workstream of the Wales Antimicrobial Resistance Delivery Board and has a particular interest in education of medical students and healthcare professionals in the field of antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.

At Swansea, she leads the Defence theme on the Graduate Entry Medicine programme and is academic lead for the clinical microbiology strand of the MSc in Biomedical Science. She has established an interprofessional CPD course on infection management and antibiotic stewardship for NHS staff.  She also leads a module on the MSc in Genomic Medicine on Applications of Genomics to Infectious Disease, and an undergraduate module on antibiotic resistance and stewardship for the Applied Medical Sciences degree course.