Dr Hannah Harris

Dr Hannah Harris


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

Research interests

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

Professional memberships

  • Healthcare Infection Society
  • Nutrition Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's