Dr Jonathan Sandoe

Dr Jonathan Sandoe



  • 31/10/2013-present: Associate Clinical Professor Microbiology, University of Leeds and Honorary Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • 01/01/06-30/10/2013: Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer Medical Microbiology, University of Leeds.

 Active Research Grants

  • Procalcitonin: Effect of Procalcitonin on Antibiotic use in COVID-19 Hospitalised patients (PEACH). Ref 122851. NIHR R&L  £731,858. Co-Chief investigator.
  • LC2 droplet biosensors: Lipid-coated Crustal Droplets as Highly Sensitive, Selective Sensors of Bacterial Toxins and other Bio-active Molecules EPSRC  £1,012,248.68 Co-Investigator
  • Penicillin allergy status and its effect on antimicrobial prescribing, patient outcomes, and antimicrobial resistance. Short title: ALABAMA: Allergy, Antibiotics and Microbial Resistance  Reference number RP-PG-1214-20007  NIHR-PGfR £2,459,665.00 Co-Chief Investigator
  • Proposal Title: Accelerating Development of Infection Diagnostics for Patient Management and Reduction of Antibiotic Misuse. Reference: MR/N014243/1 MRC£3,694,851.00  Co-Investigator

Clinical  activities

Consultant microbiologist contributing to antimicrobial stewardship in LTHT. In such a large hospital Trust (1700+ beds) this is a complex process involving a multitude of interventions, including having developed novel processes for developing evidence-based guidelines for treating a wide range of infections encountered in Leeds and also designing web-based resources for accessing and developing new guidelines. Co-run the Leeds Endocarditis Service – a specialist ward-based service established to review patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of infective endocarditis.

Research interests

  • Antimicrobial stewardship - optimising the use of antimicrobial therapy to improve patient outcomes and reduce antimicrobial resistance - through improved diagnosis of infection, big data analysis and treatment trials.
  • Healthcare associated infections (particularly medical device associated) diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
  • Infective endocarditis - diagnosis, treatment and prevention.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (London, 2007)
  • PhD Medical Microbiology, (Leeds, 2005)
  • Member of the Royal College of Pathologists (London, 2004)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Leeds, 1998)
  • Bachelor of Medicine (Manchester, 1992); Bachelor of Surgery (Manchester, 1992)

Professional memberships

  • Chairman British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy endocarditis working party
  • Chairman BSAC vascular graft infection working party
  • Member of the British Heart Valve Society working party
  • Advisor to the British National formulary

Student education

Medical undergraduate lectures and tutorials; dental undergraduate lectures; supervisor for medical student extended student lead research projects (ESREP). Educational and clinical supervisor for post graduate medical training.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
  • Healthcare Associated Infection Research Group
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