Dr Amreen Bashir

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences/BMS Placements Tutor

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

Room: MB 438J
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3117
Email: [email protected]
Dr Amreen Bashir
Amreen Bashir
  • PhD in Microbiology, Aston University, March 2016  
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Higher Education (PGCPP), Aston University, July 2014
  • Postgraduate Certificate of teaching and learning in Higher Education (PGCE), Aston University, 2012
  • Applied Biomedical science Bsc with honours, First Class, Coventry University, November 2011
  • 2015- current Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences/BMS Placements Tutor
  • 2015-2016 Biomedical scientist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • 2014-2015 Microbiology analyst, ALS Environmental, Coventry
  • 2008-2013  Microbiology Analyst, Severn Trent laboratories, Coventry
  • 2009-2010 Trainee Biomedical Scientist, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

I teach on a number of programmes within Biology/Biomedical science from 1st year to final year and I undertake the BMS Placement Tutor role. I am the module coordinator for BY3KS2, BY3 KS4 and BY3 HT1. I am also a personal and academic tutor.

Food and water  microbiology

Clinical microbiology
Environmental microbiology

  • Fellow of IBMS
  • HCPC registered
  • Fellow of HEA

Microbes in makeup
The Conversation 2.11.17
Channel News Asia
Talk Radio - Radio interview for Talk radio Europe- Spain’s largest English speaking radio network, broadcasting to approx. half a million listeners. Please see our website www.talkradioeurope.com for more details.
Evewoman, The Standard 5.11.17
The Sun
International Business Times 4.11.17
DoctorNDTV 6.11.17
Khaleej Times
Mail online 3.11.17
Mail online 4.11.17
The Bolton News


Other media work

Channel 4 Food Unwrapped Episode 3, Raw Eggs, Rainbow Meat & Oysters - 25.06.18

  • Bashir, A. and Lambert, P. (2019). Microbiological study of used cosmetic products: highlighting possible impact on consumer health. Journal of Applied Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14479

  • Dhanda, J., Gray, J., Knox, E. and Bashir, A. (2019). Does improved management of asymptomatic bateriuria in pregnant women prevent E. coli bloodstream infections?. Journal of Hospital Infection. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.10.008

  • Bashir, A, Bashir, S & Hilton, AC 2017, 'Are academics wrongly assuming bioscience students have the transferable skills and IT competency they need to be successful beyond the degree?' Frontiers in Educational Psychology, vol. 2, 26. DOI:10.3389/feduc.2017.00026
  • Bashir, A & Gray, J 2017, 'Fight antibiotic resistance – it’s in your hands to improve antibiotic stewardship' Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 95, no. 4, pp. 361-362. DOI:10.1016/j.jhin.2017.02.018
  • Bashir, A., Azeem, A., Stedman, Y. and Hilton, A. (2019). Pet Food Factory Isolates of Salmonella Serotypes Do Not Demonstrate Enhanced Biofilm Formation Compared to Serotype-Matched Clinical and Veterinary Isolates. BioMed Research International, 2019, pp.1-7. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8569459
  • Bashir, A., Gray, J., Bashir, S., Ahmed, R. and Theodosiou, E. (2018). Critical points in the pathway of antibiotic prescribing in a children's hospital: the Antibiotic Mapping of Prescribing (ABMAP) study. Journal of Hospital Infection. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.07.038
  • Dhanda, J., Gray, J., Bashir, A. and Khan, S. (2019). Appropriateness of Antibiotic Treatment Review following Blood Culture Collection. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-170055
  • Ahmed, R., Bashir, A., Brown, J., Cox, J., Hilton, A., Hilton, C., Lambert, P., Theodosiou, E., Tritter, J., Watkin, S. and Worthington, T. (2019). The drugs don't work: evaluation of educational theatre to gauge and influence public opinion on antimicrobial resistance. Journal of Hospital Infection. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.10.011
  • Prescott, K., Baxter, E., Lynch, C., Jassal, S., Bashir, A., & Gray, J. (2020). COVID-19: How prepared are front line healthcare workers in England?. The Journal of hospital infection, S0195-6701(20)30206-1. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.04.031
  • Ahmed, R., Bashir, A., Brown, J.E.P., Cox, J.A.G, Hilton, A.C., Jordan, S., Theodosiou, E., Worthington, T. (2020). Aston University's Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Roadshow: raising awareness and embedding knowledge of AMR in key stage 4 learners. Infection Prevention in Practice, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infpip.2020.100060.