Dr Angela Oates

Dr Angela Oates


After graduating from University of Leeds I undertook a training position at a clinical medical microbiology laboratory whilst I completed an MSc in biomedical science specialising in medical microbiology. During my time as a registered specialist biomedical scientist I became interested in the role of research in clinical microbiology and subsequently pursued a PhD and have since undertaken research positions at the University of Manchester and at the University of Leeds. I am currently a research fellow working on the NIHR HTA CODIFI2 project; a randomised controlled trial of swab versus tissue sampling for infected diabetic foot ulcers and comparison of culture versus molecular processing techniques.


Research interests

My research interests focus on microbiology, biofilms & treatment of complex wounds and the translation of research into practice


  • PhD - Microbiology - University of Manchester
  • MSc Biomedical Science - University of Ulster
  • BSc (Hons) Animal Science - University of Leeds

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Health & Care Professions Council
  • Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences
  • Healthcare Infection Society