Stephanie Thomas has been a Consultant Medical Microbiologist at Manchester University Foundation Trust (Wythenshawe Hospital) since 2010. She gained an honours degree in biochemistry with microbiology from St. Andrews University, Scotland and her medical degree from Dundee University.
She completed higher specialist training in medical microbiology and virology in Manchester, UK. During this time she completed a Master’s degree in diagnostic and medical virology at the University of Manchester and a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She holds a post graduate certificate in medical education.
Her main clinical roles include management of patients with sepsis and blood stream infections. She is lead microbiologist for the Severe Respiratory Failure Service, managing infection in patients on the intensive care unit and undergoing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).
Her other interests include management of surgical site infection, particularly complex vascular infections and diabetic foot infection. Spanning all of this is her interest in the increasing threat and spread of antimicrobial resistance, particularly related to Carbapenem resistance in the gram-negative bacilli. She has a wide experience in Hospital Decontamination (water and ventilation safety). In addition, she is currently working with Public Health covid-19 response team on laboratory and testing issues.
She has successfully completed the CUBS Expert Witness certificate.