Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope

Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope is the lead pharmacist for the HCAI and AMR division, National Infection Service, Public Health England and the deputy chair of the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR). An antimicrobial pharmacist by background, she has project led/chaired the development of a number of national Antimicrobial Stewardship initiatives including the national AMS toolkit for secondary care (Start Smart then Focus); the ARHAI/PHE national Antimicrobial Prescribing and Stewardship Competences. DAO also led the development, implementation evaluation of the Antibiotic Guardian campaign and continually provides significant contributions to AMR related behaviour insights interventions and analysis in Public Health England.

Outside of her core role at PHE, Diane is on the editorial board for the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, honorary Lecturer at UCL School of Pharmacy, volunteer tutor for the People’s University which delivers public health Masters courses/modules for healthcare professionals in low and middle income countries, committee member for UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network, member of RPS Expert Advisory Group on AMR and adviser/global AMR lead for Commonwealth Pharmacists Association.

In 2015 Diane was awarded Public Health Pharmacist of the year and in 2016 Outstanding Woman in the Public Sector at the 10th PRECIOUS awards. She was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in February 2017. She has been nominated and delivered TEDx talks at TEDxNHS and TEDxLondonBusinesSchool