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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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Research Output

Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Patients with Suspected Ventilator-associated Pneumonia in UK Intensive Care Units

Loughlin, L., Hellyer, T. P., White, P. L., McAuley, D. F., Conway Morris, A., Posso, R. B., Richardson, M. D., Denning, D. W., Simpson, A. J. & McMullan, R., 01 Jul 2020, In : American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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  • 28 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
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    53 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    93 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
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
    187 Downloads (Pure)


    Investigation of the host-mediated proteolytic response to pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex infection

    Author: McFetridge, S., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: O'Kane, C. (Supervisor), McMullan, R. (Supervisor) & Schroeder, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy