Dr Olly Allen undertook training in clinical microbiology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. He was appointed as a Consultant Microbiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital in 2015. He is an Honorary Consultant Microbiologist for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and for Public Health England.

Specialist Clinical Interests

Antibiotic stewardship, Infection prevention and control

Research Interests

Surgical wound infections, Infection control and antibiotic stewardship

Education and Training

2006-2008 MSc in Medical Microbiology, Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames
2009-2011 MSc in Clinical Microbiology, Queen Mary, University of London
2014 FRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

GMC Registration Number: 6123929
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
Member of the Hospital Infection Society‚Ä®
Member of British Infection Association

Recent and Important Publications

Allen O, Aliyu S, Santos R. Interventional point prevalence audit on wards C4 and C5. The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists, 2014 October, 168

Allen O, Karas JA. Standardising an in vitro procedure for the evaluation of antimicrobial activity of wound dressings and assessment of three wound dressings. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2012 April, 18

Allen O, Shet V, Gouliouris T, Cooke F, Sule J, Harris K, Brown NM. Improving the yield of 16S ribosomal DNA PCR by appropriate sample selection. HIS/FIS annual conference, 2012 November

Allen O, Brown NM, Khalifa M, Hughes G, Fitzgibbon L, Thompson A. Use of a timeline in the investigation of an outbreak of MRSA on an acute medical ward. The Journal of Hospital Infection, 2010 October