Dr Hannah Harris
- Position: Research Assistant
- Areas of expertise: models of the colon; Clostridium difficile; CPE; gut microbiome; SCFA
- Email: H.Harris@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: Old Medical School, Leeds General Infirmary
I am a research assistant in the Healthcare Associated Research Group (HCAI group). I am currently using 3 stage continuous gut models to investigate gut bacterial pathogens in projects funded by Innovate UK as well as other research bodies and industrial partners.
I joined the group in 2017 after completing my PhD at the University of Glasgow (2016). My PhD was a BBSRC DRINC funded project which aimed to identify optimal carbohydrate sources for the bacterial production of short chain fatty acids using single-stage gut models.
- Postdoctoral Researcher
My research focus uses gut models to investigate the colonic ecosystem. My research utilises a variety of different models which range from simple single stage batch models, to complex 3 stage continuous models. This includes investigations of C. difficile pathogenesis and treatment, as well as studies on Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). I am also interested in the metabolites that are produced within the colon, and any effects that these may have on health and disease.
- PhD Human Nutrition
- MSc Infection and Immunity
- BSc Biomedicine
- Healthcare Infection Society
- Nutrition Society
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's