Timothy Felton

Timothy Felton, BMedSci MBBS PhD FRCP FFICM


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Research interests

Precision management (otherwise known as antimicrobial stewardship) in patients wtih respiratory infection.

Antimicrobial resistance. 

Clinical trials to optimise diagnosis and treatment in infection.

Antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (including population PK modelling)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

The Intensive Care Society

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

The British Thoracic Society

The Royal College of Physicians (London)

The British Medical Association

The Association of North West Intensive Care Units


Tim Felton is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Division of Infection, Immunity to infection and Respiratory Medicine at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory and Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine at Wythenshawe Hospital part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. He is Co-Chair of Greater Manchester's Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy Group and an Associate Medical Director for Research and Innovation. he has successfully let the application, on behalf of Manchester, for NIHR funding to establish a HealthTech Research Centre. He qualified in medicine in 1999 at the University of Nottingham.  Dr Felton undertook his training in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine in the North West of England and in Sydney, Australia.  He completed an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship and was awarded his PhD in anti-infective pharmacology by The University of Manchester in 2014.  His research interests are in developing diagnostic-led antimicrobial stewardship and precision medicine strategies for patients with respiratory tract infection and sepsis to improve clinical outcomes and suppress emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Dr Felton has over £25M of current grant funding in antimicrobial resistance, precision therapeutics and diagnostics.


BMedSci (Hons) (University of Nottingham) (1997)

BMBS (University of Nottingham) (1999)

MRCP (UK) (2002)

PhD (2014)

FFICM (2015)

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Industry lead for Critical Care. NIHR Clinical Research Network

2022 → …

Greater Manchester Integrated Care System Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy Group

2021 → …

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Associate Medical Director for Research and Innovation

2021 → …

Specialty lead for Critical Care, Greater Manchester Comprehensive Research Network

1 Aug 20161 Aug 2021

Academic Lead for the Integrated Academic Training Programme in Respiratory Medicine, NHS Health Education North West

1 Feb 2016 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Lydia Becker Institute


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