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Dr David Baxter (MB ChB, PhD, FFPH) - personal details

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Dr David Baxter

Role: Lecturer in Public Health Medicine/Consultant in Health Protection (Stockport PCT)

Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 5200 (Cindy Schaller, Secretary)

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Biography

David was appointed to a joint post as Lecturer in Public Health at the University (5 sessions) and Consultant in Public Health in Stockport (6 sessions) in 1978. Initially the service post was with Stockport District Health Authority, subsequently with Greater Manchester Health Protection Unit and currently with Stockport Primary Care Trust.

David’s University work, which is both teaching and research based, is focused on health protection and the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, with a particular emphasis on vaccine preventable infections and sexually transmitted diseases. He also organises the National Immunisation Conference for Health Care Workers which is currently in its 20th year, attracting more than 200 delegates from all over the country and delivered by key national and international figures.

He has successfully supervised nine PhD students: currently he has 3 PhD students with one due to submit in April 2010. Students who successfully submitted in the last two years undertook research on Enterobacteriaceae infection in intensive care units in Saudi Arabia, and sexually transmitted infection risks among female sex workers in Greater Manchester. He is the joint lead for a communicable diseases module on the electronic Masters in Public Health.

He is currently involved in research on appropriate immunisation schedules for premature infants, and meningococcal B vaccination of adolescents.

He has delivered health protection courses at the University of Sheffield (UK), and the University of Zaria (Nigeria). He has been invited to Australia in 2010 to deliver an immunisation training programme to key workers in the Immunisation Branch of the South Australia Government.

He has written a number of papers on vaccination and recently has had 3 articles accepted for a special edition of Human Vaccines., June 2010). He is the reviewer for several journals including Archives of Diseases of Children.

 

David’s service work is with Stockport PCT for whom he is a Consultant in Health Protection, the Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Immunisation Co-ordinator and Major Incident Management Officer.

He runs a specialist immunisation clinic at Stepping Hill Hospital and in the community and has seen more than 15,000 patients since its inception in 1987. He teaches infectious diseases control and vaccinology to both undergraduate medical students and post graduates.

David is married with 4 children: his wife Carol is a Professor of Nursing who works for the NHS Confederation. He enjoys playing squash. He is also the club doctor for Salford City Reds Super League Rugby League team.
 

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Member of the Faculty of Community Medicine

Fellow of the Faculty of Community Medicine

Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health

Fellow of Institute of Learning Technology

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

MB ChB (Manchester)
MSc Public Health (Manchester)
MSc Immunology (Manchester)
PhD Epidemiology (Manchester)
DPH (Royal Society Public Health)
DTM&H (Liverpool)
Dip Therapeutics (Cardiff)

Professional Qualifications

MFCM
FFCM
FFPH
FILT
 

Teaching

David’s teaching is focused on health protection and the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, with a particular emphasis on vaccine preventable infections and sexually transmitted diseases. He also organises the National Immunisation Conference for Health Care Workers which is currently in its 20th year, attracting more than 200 delegates from all over the country and delivered by key national and international figures.

He has successfully supervised nine PhD students: currently he has 3 PhD students with one due to submit in April 2010. Students who successfully submitted in the last two years undertook research on Enterobacteriaceae infection in intensive care units in Saudi Arabia, and sexually transmitted infection risks among female sex workers in Greater Manchester.

He is the joint lead for a communicable diseases module on the electronic Masters in Public Health.

He has delivered health protection courses at the University of Sheffield (UK), and the University of Zaria (Nigeria).

He has been invited to Australia in 2010 to deliver an immunisation training programme to key workers in the Immunisation Branch of the South Australia Government.
 

He teaches infectious diseases control and vaccinology to both undergraduate medical students and post graduates at Stepping Hill Hospital.