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Dr McMullan is open to applications from candidates with a clinical background for projects related to clinical trials and diagnostic accuracy studies in infection.

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Research Interests

My research theme is novel infection diagnostics, predominantly in the intensive care unit setting, to improve outcomes for critically-ill patients and lead strategies to address antibiotic resistance. In support of this aim, I have a leadership role in several large national multicentre clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of new diagnostic and treatment strategies in the NHS.

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Projects 2011 2018

Research Output 2002 2019

16 Downloads (Pure)

Biomarker-guided antibiotic stewardship in suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAPrapid2): a randomised controlled trial and process evaluation

Hellyer, T. P., McAuley, D., Walsh, T. S., Anderson, N. H., Conway Morris, A., Singh, S., Dark, P., Roy, A. I., Perkins, G. D., McMullan, R., Emerson, L., Blackwood, B., Wright, S. E., Kefala, K., O'Kane, C., Baudouin, S. V., Paterson, R. W., Rostron, A. J., Agus, A., Bannard-Smith, J. & 19 others, Robin, N., Welters, I., Bassford, C., Yates, B., Spencer, C., Laha, S., Hulme, J., Bonner, S., Linnett, V. C., Sonksen, J., van den Broeck, T., Boschman, G., Keenan, J., Scott, J., Allen, A. J., Phair, G., Parker, J., Bowett, S. A. & Simpson, A. J., 03 Dec 2019, In : The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Randomized Controlled Trials
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid

Diagnostic accuracy of fungal PCR and β- D -glucan for detection of candidaemia: A preliminary evaluation

McKeating, C., White, P. L., Posso, R., Palmer, M., Johnson, E. & McMullan, R., 01 May 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Pathology. 71, 5, p. 420-424 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sensitivity and Specificity
Invasive Candidiasis
1 Citation (Scopus)
49 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Enterococcus faecium
Disease Outbreaks
Clone Cells
10 Citations (Scopus)
143 Downloads (Pure)

16S pan-bacterial PCR can accurately identify patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia

Conway Morris, A., Gadsby, N., McKenna, J. P., Hellyer, T. P., Dark, P., Singh, S., Walsh, T. S., McAuley, D. F., Templeton, K., Simpson, A. J. & McMullan, R., Nov 2017, In : Thorax. 72, 11, p. 1046-1048 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
rRNA Genes
ROC Curve

Mechanisms regulating collagenolytic and elastolytic activity in M. avium infection

McFetridge, S., McMullan, R., Schroeder, G. N. & O'Kane, C., 01 Dec 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract