Dr Tina Joshi
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Dr Tina Joshi

Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)

Dr Tina Joshi can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious disease
  • Molecular biology
  • Disinfection
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Pathogens
  • Diagnostics
  • Experimental methods
  • Laboratory methods
Biography

Biography


I am an Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology in Peninsula Dental School. I teach and research in the field of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. My Clinical Microbiology teaching has been recognised through national shortlisting as Most Innovative Teacher of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2020 and winning several SSTAR Teaching Awards at the University of Plymouth. My interdisciplinary research is focused on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and development of sustainable Molecular Diagnostics (using novel technologies) to help tackle the Global Healthcare Challenge of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR). My research group is based within the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research.

I am an internationally recognised expert in Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) and my knowledge exchange and policy activities contribute to help policy makers, governments, NGOs and the wider public enhance their understanding of AMR. I am passionate about public engagement and I regularly provide expert commentary in the areas of Infectious Diseases, microbial transmission and AMR in local, national and international media. I sit on the and Co-Chair the Impact & Influence Committee. Here I am able to support microbiologists across the globe and influence policy at national and international levels; I am Co-Chair of the (and key contributor to its inception & design) for the Microbiology Society. I am Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Microbiology and I also sit the Science Committee Board of where I act as an expert AMR scientific adviser. I also act as a grant reviewer for UKRI and other international bodies.
Dr Joshi's professional

Key publications

Watanabe K, Wu H-Y, Xavier J, Joshi LT & Vollmer F (2022) 'Single virus detection on silicon photonic crystal random cavities' Small ,
Jones IA & Joshi LT (2021) 'Biocide Use in the Antimicrobial Era: A Review' Molecules 26, (8) 2276-2276 ,
Joshi LT (2023) 'Candida auris: another frontier in the battle against antimicrobial resistance' British Medical Journal ,
Grey B, Upton M & Joshi LT (2023) 'Urinary tract infections: a review of the current diagnostics landscape' Journal of Medical Microbiology 72, (11) ,
Ahmed H & Joshi LT (2023) 'Clostridioides difficile spores tolerate disinfection with sodium hypochlorite disinfectant and remain viable within surgical scrubs and gown fabrics' Microbiology 169, (11) ,
Joshi LT, Mansfield C, Ting IJ & Hubbard K (2024) 'Why we need to decolonize the biosciences curriculum' The Biochemist 1-8 ,
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

I teach in the field of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology; with specific expertise in molecular diagnosis of microbial infections, infection control and bacterial genomics. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice with Distinction (PGCD). I encourage an open and relaxed learning environment where students feel able and comfortable to ask questions and enjoy learning.
  • 2022 for "Creative Teacher of the Year" & "Inspirational Teacher of the Year" UPSU SSTAR Awards
  • 2020 Winner of "" & UPSU SSTAR Awards for the Faculty of Health.
  • 2020 National Shortlisted Finalist for "Most Innovative Teacher of the Year" at The Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020.
I am the Programme Lead for Dental Foundation BDS & DTH Year 0. 
Module Lead BDT003 Learning Skills for Dentistry
Research

Research

Research interests

 Lead for the

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Tina has successfully and independently supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Applications for PhD research in Tina's areas of expertise are welcomed. Please email: tina.joshi@plymouth.ac.uk
Publications

Publications

Key publications

Watanabe K, Wu H-Y, Xavier J, Joshi LT & Vollmer F (2022) 'Single virus detection on silicon photonic crystal random cavities' Small ,
Jones IA & Joshi LT (2021) 'Biocide Use in the Antimicrobial Era: A Review' Molecules 26, (8) 2276-2276 ,
Joshi LT (2023) 'Candida auris: another frontier in the battle against antimicrobial resistance' British Medical Journal ,
Grey B, Upton M & Joshi LT (2023) 'Urinary tract infections: a review of the current diagnostics landscape' Journal of Medical Microbiology 72, (11) ,
Ahmed H & Joshi LT (2023) 'Clostridioides difficile spores tolerate disinfection with sodium hypochlorite disinfectant and remain viable within surgical scrubs and gown fabrics' Microbiology 169, (11) ,
Joshi LT, Mansfield C, Ting IJ & Hubbard K (2024) 'Why we need to decolonize the biosciences curriculum' The Biochemist 1-8 ,

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Ahmed H & Joshi LT (2024) 'Response to comments on the tolerance to Clostridioides difficile spores to sodium hypochlorite disinfection' Microbiology ,
Mansfield C, Joshi LT, Ting IJ & Hubbard K (2024) 'Decolonizing and diversifying the biosciences curriculum – a practical guide to getting started' The biochemist 1-7 ,
Joshi LT, Mansfield C, Ting IJ & Hubbard K (2024) 'Why we need to decolonize the biosciences curriculum' The Biochemist 1-8 ,
Ahmed H & Joshi LT (2023) 'Clostridioides difficile spores tolerate disinfection with sodium hypochlorite disinfectant and remain viable within surgical scrubs and gown fabrics' Microbiology 169, (11) ,
Grey B, Upton M & Joshi LT (2023) 'Urinary tract infections: a review of the current diagnostics landscape' Journal of Medical Microbiology 72, (11) ,
Batool A, Yakoob A, Anwar Z, Joshi LT, Lone D, Zikriya M, Ahmed Q & Qamar MU (2023) 'Outbreak investigation of NDM-producing Burkholderia cepacia causing neonatal sepsis in Pakistan' Future Microbiology ,
Bristow IR & Joshi LT (2023) 'Dermatophyte resistance – on the rise' Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 16, (1) ,
Joshi LT (2023) 'Candida auris: another frontier in the battle against antimicrobial resistance' British Medical Journal ,
Malyshev D, Jones IA, McKracken M, Öberg R, Harper G, Joshi LT & Andersson M (2023) 'Hypervirulent R20291 Clostridioides difficile spores show disinfection resilience to sodium hypochlorite despite structural changes' BMC Microbiology 23, ,
Gupta AK, Venkataraman M, Joshi LT & Cooper EA (2022) 'Potential use of Microwave Technology in Dermatology' Journal of Dermatological Treatment 1-26 ,
Waterfield S, Ahmed H, Jones IA, Burky R & Joshi LT (2022) 'Isolation of Clostridioides difficile PCR Ribotype 027 from single-use hospital gown ties' Journal of Medical Microbiology 71, (6) ,
Scott R, Joshi LT & McGinn C (2022) 'Hospital surface disinfection using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology: A review' Healthcare Technology Letters ,
Watanabe K, Wu H-Y, Xavier J, Joshi LT & Vollmer F (2022) 'Single virus detection on silicon photonic crystal random cavities' Small ,
Joshi LT (2021) 'The G7 Summit 2021: Time for our world leaders to step up to the challenge of Anti-Microbial Resistance' Access Microbiology 3, (12) ,
Jones IA, Silver K & Joshi LT (2021) 'Letter to the Editor' American Journal of Infection Control ,
Joshi LT (2021) 'Using alternative teaching and learning approaches to deliver clinical microbiology during the COVID19 pandemic' FEMS Microbiology Letters ,
Toropov N, Osborne E, Joshi LT, Davidson J, Morgan C, Page J, Pepperell J & Vollmer F (2021) 'SARS-CoV-2 Tests: Bridging the Gap Between Laboratory Sensors and Clinical Applications' ACS sensors ,
Jones IA & Joshi LT (2021) 'Biocide Use in the Antimicrobial Era: A Review' Molecules 26, (8) 2276-2276 ,
Gartshore A, Kidd M & Joshi LT (2021) 'Applications of Microwave Energy in Medicine' Biosensors 11, (4) 96-96 ,
McKracken M, Garner C & Joshi LT (2020) 'COVID-19 and antibiotic resistance – The calm before the storm' AMRC Open Research ,
Dyer C, Hutt LP, Burky R & Joshi LT (2019) 'Biocide Resistance and Transmission of Clostridium difficile Spores Spiked onto Clinical Surfaces from an American Health Care Facility' Applied and Environmental Microbiology ,
Joshi LT, Welsch A, Hawkins J & Baillie L (2017) 'The effect of hospital biocide sodium dichloroisocyanurate on the viability and properties of Clostridium difficile spores' Lett Appl Microbiol 65, (3) 199-205 ,
Imtiaz A, Lees J, Choi H & Joshi LT (2015) 'An Integrated Continuous Class-${\rm F} ^{-1}$ Mode Power Amplifier Design Approach for Microwave Enhanced Portable Diagnostic Applications' IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 63, (10) 3007-3015 ,
Joshi LT, Mali BL, Geddes CD & Baillie L (2014) 'Extraction and Sensitive Detection of Toxins A and B from the Human Pathogen Clostridium difficile in 40 Seconds Using Microwave-Accelerated Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence' PLoS ONE 9, (8) e104334-e104334 ,
Joshi LT, Phillips DS, Williams CF, Alyousef A & Baillie L (2012) 'Contribution of Spores to the Ability of Clostridium difficile To Adhere to Surfaces' Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78, (21) 7671-7679 ,
Drevinek P, Baldwin A, Lindenburg L, Joshi LT, Marchbank A, Vosahlikova S, Dowson CG & Mahenthiralingam E (2009) 'Oxidative Stress of <i>Burkholderia cenocepacia</i> Induces Insertion Sequence-Mediated Genomic Rearrangements That Interfere with Macrorestriction-Based Genotyping' Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48, (1) 34-40 ,
Chapters
McGinn C, Scott R, Linogao J, Cullinan M, Bradwell H, Cooper L, Taylor J & Joshi LT (2023) 'Development and usability testing of an air disinfection robot to reduce air clearance times following aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs)' Accelerating Strategic Changes for Digital Transformation in the Healthcare Industry Information Technologies in Healthcare Industry Academic Press 127-142 ,
Joshi LT, Jones IA & Silver K (2022) 'Normal Microbial Flora' Encyclopedia of Infection and Immunity Elsevier 297-305 ,
Conference Papers
Toropov N, Osborne E, Joshi LT & Vollmer F (2021) 'Direct Single-Particle Detection and Sizes Recognition of Adenovirus with Whispering-Gallery Mode Resonances' Optical Sensors 1-/-0/2021OSA ,
Lees J, Choi H, Joshi LT & Porch A (2015) 'Microwave power amplifiers, resonant structures and the rapid diagnosis of C-difficile and other antibiotic resistant bacteria' ARMMS RF and Microwave Society
Patents
A screening method for the detection of Clostridium difficile. EP2847348B1
Presentations and posters
Waterfield S, Hutt L, Burky R & Joshi LT Waterfield S, Hutt L, Burky R & Joshi LT 'Isolation and characterization of Clostridioides difficile spores from contaminated single-used surgical gowns' ,
Joshi LT Joshi LT 'Diagnostics & IPC for Antimicrobial Resistance: buying time for Antimicrobial Discovery' ,
Personal

Personal

Links

PLymouth ANtimicrobial EngagemenT (PLANET) Initiative:Highlighting the issue of antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance.