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Anthony is 50th Anniversary Professor of Applied Microbiology Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of the College of Health & Life Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK.  All work undertaken by Microbiology Consulting is independent of Aston University unless by prior arrangement and no reference may be made to Professor Hilton's association with Aston University unless by express permission.


Professor Anthony C. Hilton

B.Sc., PhD., Pg. Cert. LTHE, PFHEA, NTF, CBiol, FRSB, FIBMS

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Following a PhD in microbiology from the University of Birmingham, Anthony remained at the University as a lecturer in the Institute of Public & Environmental Health for five years before moving to Aston University in 2000. At Aston, Anthony has continued to pursue his research interest in the molecular epidemiology of foodborne pathogens (Sal​monella, Campylobacter and E. coli in particular) and other important clinical bacteria including MRSA and Clostridium difficile.  Anthony was appointed as senior lecturer and programme director of Biosciences in 2005 and promoted to Reader and Head of Department in 2009. Previously the Deputy Dean of the School of Life & Health Sciences for 3 years, he is currently  Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of the College of Health and Life Sciences.


He has served as honorary general secretary of the Society for Applied Microbiology, Trustee of the International Forum on Home Hygiene and held several journal editorial positions. He is a National Teaching Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society for Biology and the Institute of Biomedical Science. Through his work with the media he is a regular contributor to print and broadcast articles in the field of popular microbiology and a passionate advocate for engaging non-science specialists and younger learners in microbiology.


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