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Dr Rowena Jenkins

Dr Rowena Jenkins

Research Officer, Mechanical Engineering

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Academic Office - 138
First Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Rowena Jenkins is a lecturer within the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases group at Swansea University Medical School.  Training in Microbiology before specialising in molecular microbiology and lecturing in Biomedical Sciences.  

Research interests focus on antibiotic resistance, and innovative antimicrobial treatments as well as looking at their potential role in chronic infections such as cystic fibrosis and wound infections.  
Rowena is a principal investigator on a number of grants looking at the potential for manuka honey to be used in clinic to alleviate respiratory infection - collaborating with partners in the NHS and industry.  

Dr Jenkins is the Editor for the Microbiology Society publication ‘Microbiology Today’, a member of their communications committee, and the secretary for the South Wales branch of the Royal Society of Biology. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Microbiology
  • Biofilm
  • Chronic infection
  • Novel Antimicrobial agents
  • Virulence

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Rowena contributes to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules covering topics such as; microbiology, key research skills and microbial genetics.  She hosts a range of project students in the lab, including Erasmus students; Undergraduates, Masters by research students and PhD students.