Professor elected as a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health

13 March 2015

Professor Reilly has worked for more than 20 years in infection prevention and control and health protection

Professor Reilly has worked for more than 20 years in infection prevention and control and health protection

Professor of Infection Prevention and Control in the School of Health and Life Sciences Professor Jacqui Reilly has been elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) through distinction. This level of membership is only offered to those who are recognised as distinguished through their significant contribution to public health practice, policy or research, or to the specialty of public health.

Professor Reilly has worked for more than 20 years in infection prevention and control and health protection, as a clinical academic, based in the NHS and at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). She is the Lead Consultant for Healthcare Associated Infection, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention and Control at Health Protection Scotland. She has served on many national and international committees and policy groups, in recognition of her expertise in infection prevention, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the field.

Professor Reilly said “I am passionate about public health and infection prevention in particular. It is an honour and privilege to be elected as a Fellow of the FPH”.

The FPH is the standard-setting body for consultants in public health. It is the professional home for more than 3,300 professionals working in public health and its members come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, including clinical, academic, and policy, and are employed in a variety of settings, usually working at a strategic or specialist level.

Professor Reilly will attend the FPH annual awards ceremony, which will take place in June in Newcastle.