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  • Former Director of Research and Development, UHSM
  • Former Clinical Director for Medicines Management and Pharmacy, UHSM
  • Former Chief Pharmacist, UHSM
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine, Imperial College London


Professor Jonathan Cooke has spent over 35 years in the NHS including the position of Director of Research and Development and Director of Medicines Management at the University Hospital of South Manchester. He is Honorary Professor, Manchester Pharmacy School, University of Manchester and Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London. He has a specialist interest in antimicrobial resistance and was member of the UK Department of Health’s Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI), Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and Advisor to WHO. Member of the DH Clostridium difficile Guidelines Working Party. He is a Trustee and Director of the Fungal Infection Trust, and member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Patient Safety. He is author to over 150 publications, reviews and chapters of textbooks. He has presented over 200 international and national keynote presentations and lectures at major conferences and has received numerous national and international awards including:
The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Research and Education Foundation Award
for outstanding contribution to the literature of research in hospital pharmacy,
National Pharmaceutical CARE Award,
CD Award for best paper at BPC and UKCPA Award for best paper at the Annual Conference.

Research interests

Individual research has concentrated on outcomes assessment of medicines use and safety within clinical practice. This has mainly, but not exclusively, centred around the use of antimicrobials

Antimicrobial stewardship programmes that focus on pharmacoepidemiology of antimicrobials, the use of point-of-care-diagnostics in improving antimicrobial use and developing solutions for treating and preventing infections in wounds.


Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Manchester.

Postgraduate teaching Imperial College London.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellowship of Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Registration number 65575.

Former Member of DH Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (ARHAI) 2005 to 2013. Chair of the Prescribing Sub Group.

Former Member of Department of Health Clostridium difficile Guidelines Working Party.

Former Member of the MHRA Persons Appointed Panel (Regulation of Medicines Review Panel).

Former Member Executive Management Team, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.

Former Member of Board of the Manchester CLAHRC.

Former Member of Board of MIMIT.

Former Member of the Executive Group and the Board of the Greater Manchester CLRN.

Methodological knowledge

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Wound healing and tissue repair
  • Diagnostics for improving use of antimicrobials
  • Audit/Evaluation
  • Antimicrobial usage
  • Medicines/Drug Utilisation
  • Medication Safety
  • Health Economics


BPharm, MPharm, PhD, FRPharmS

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Visiting Professor, Imperial College London

Areas of expertise

  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology


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