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Dr Deborah Williamson

Dr Deborah Williamson is a Clinical Microbiologist and researcher, and is Deputy Director of the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU PHL).  She is involved in the delivery of specialist public health laboratory services, and in the diagnosis and surveillance of communicable diseases. Her research interests include the molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of infections caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens, and the translation of genomic technologies to questions of public health importance.

  • Key Achievements
    • Deborah is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists.  She was previously the Clinical Microbiologist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research and a researcher at the University of Otago, both in New Zealand.  She has served on numerous national advisory groups and committees, and has been an invited speaker at both national and international research symposia and conferences.  

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