Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green is a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within Infection Prevention and Control and as Lead Healthcare Scientist for a world renowned paediatric hospital. She was awarded the British Empire Medal as part of the New Years Honours in 2021 for services to healthcare.
She started her Clinical Scientist training in 2004 in Microbiology and, during her training, she completed an MSc in Clinical Microbiology. In 2007, after completing her training, she specialised in Infection Prevention and Control. As part of this work she has undertaken a PhD whilst on the NIHR CSO Doctoral Fellowship scheme on ‘The role of the environment in transmission of healthcare associated infection’. Her research on prevention of healthcare associated infection also includes the development and implementation of rapid typing schemes in order to identify transmission. In 2016 she was awarded an NIHR ICA Clinical Lectureship in order to continue this work.
In 2015 she successfully attained Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists and was appointed the first UK based International Ambassador for the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. In 2016 she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was appointed as a NICE Expert Advisor in Infection Prevention and Control. She became a Consultant Clinical Scientist in 2021.
She is the Chair of the Environmental Network, a project she is especially passionate about as it is related to her PhD. She is an Executive Member of the Society for Applied Microbiology, a member of the ACB Microbiology Professionals Committee, and Country Ambassador for the American Society of Microbiology. She also holds strategic positions as Diagnostic Lead for the NIHR CRN Infection National Specialty Group, as a member of the NHS England AMR Programme Board and membership of the London Clinical Senate Council. Follow @girlymicro on Twitter if you’d like to get in touch.