The University of Leeds is committed to addressing the growing global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Our AMR research involves researchers from across our faculties in a wide range of disciplines. We work to coordinate, foster and promote these research efforts, with the aim of achieving the greatest impact.

What is AMR

Antimicrobial agents, such as antibiotics, are our primary means of treating infectious diseases in humans and animals. Unfortunately, these drugs are rapidly becoming less effective, as microbes evolve to resist their effects, a phenomenon referred to as antimicrobial resistance or AMR.

If we don’t address AMR as a matter of urgency, over 300 million people worldwide are predicted to die prematurely by 2050.

Our research

Our research themes

Our research spans multiple disciplines in a coordinated effort to tackle AMR, focusing on eight key areas.

A global challenge

Why is antimicrobial resistance an urgent public health issue and how can research tackle it?

Research spotlight: changing behaviours around antibiotic use

Read our Medium article highlighting three very different projects in healthcare settings in China, Pakistan and in communities in Nepal.

Events and activities

AMR Seminar Series: Understanding AMR in our natural and built environments

On 8 June, join Dr Laura Carter and Dr Marco-Filipe King to hear about AMR in our natural and built environments.

Collaborate on our Padlet

Connect with AMR at Leeds through our padlet board. Find out what areas people are working in and share your experience and expertise.

Contact us

Email: AMRresearch@leeds.ac.uk