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Dr Ian Laurenson

Dr Ian Laurenson is a consultant medical microbiologist and honorary clinical reader at the University of Edinburgh as well as the Head of Speciality and Clinical Lead for Microbiology and Virology at NHS Lothian.


Dr Laurenson trained and worked in medicine, infectious diseases and medical microbiology in Cambridge, Edinburgh, London, Papua New Guinea and Fife. His current roles are diverse including directing the Scottish Mycobacteria Reference Laboratory and advising on mycobacterial infection, caring for patients with infection in critical care and solid organ transplantation, and managing infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. He also contributes to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research. He was an author on the 2017 British Thoracic Society non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM PD) guidelines.

Director of the Scottish Mycobacteria Reference Laboratory, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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