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Dr Aimee Murray

Dr Aimee Murray

Research Fellow

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 Environment and Sustainability Institute desk 83, 2.03


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


Dr Aimee Murray is a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Industrial Innovation Research Fellow working on antimicrobial resistance in the environment, with a focus on whether environmental concentrations of antimicrobials can enrich for resistant bacteria in aquatic environments. This fellowship is supported by AstraZeneca, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the waste water company, Severn Trent. Data collected will contribute to development of a novel assay which can be used to perform environmental risk assessment of antimicrobials, in terms of their potential to select for antimicrobial resistance. 


PhD in Medical Sciences. "Selection for antibiotic resistance in the aquatic environment: novel assays to detect effect concentrations of micropollutants". 4 year BBSRC/AstraZeneca CASE studentship.

BSc, Biology 1st Class. Leonard Broadbent Prize winner. Elihaou Dangoor Scholarship awardee.


Independent Research Fellow - University of Exeter (January 2018 - June 2021)

Research Associate - University of York & University of Exeter (October 2017 - December 2017)

PhD Medical Sciences - University of Exeter Medical School (October 2013 - November 2017)

BSc Biology 1st Class - University of Bath 2010 - 2013. 



Research interests

My main research interests include all aspects of antimicrobial resistance, particularly the One Health approach and the environmental dimension. More broadly, I am interested in Microbial Ecology and Evolution. 

Research projects

Development and validation of the first environmental risk assessment tool to protect against selection for antimicrobial resistance in situ. NERC NPIF Industrial Innovation Fellowship. Role: PI.


Hotspots for selection of and transmission of antibiotic resistance in the terrestrial environment. Collaboration between University of Exeter and University of York. Role: Co-I.


Research grants

  • 2017 NERC
    NPIF Industrial Innovation Fellowship
  • 2015 MRC
    MRC Clinical Infrastructure pilot project.
  • 2015 Microbiology Society
    Various travel awards 2015 - 2017 for the Microbiology Society Annual Conference and external International Conferences


I currently lecture on the BMBS Undegraduate degree and the MSc in Environment and Human Health on antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial resistance, One Health and clinical microbiology. 

Supervision / Group

Research Technicians

  • Suzanne Kay

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