Andrew Seaton is a consultant in infectious diseases and general medicine in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow and is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at Glasgow University.
He trained in Aberdeen and Dundee and worked as a clinical lecturer in the University of Papua New Guinea where he researched severe malaria and meningitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans var gattii. He established and leads the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) service and the board’s Antimicrobial Management Team.
Andrew is Chair of the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) and is also a member of several other national committees relating to healthcare-associated infection and antimicrobial prescribing. He also co-leads the British Society of Antimicrobial Therapy OPAT initiative and he co-authored the UK OPAT Good Practice Recommendations in 2012 (and updated in 2019) as well as the Future Learn OPAT Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in 2018. He is a section editor of the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance (JAC-AMR) and has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in the field of infectious diseases and antimicrobial practice.