Julia Bielicki is currently a consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Basel Children’s Hospital.

She is also an active researcher with the Paediatric Pharmacology Division at the University of Basel Children’s Hospital and a Senior Lecturer with the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group at St George’s University of London. Furthermore, Julia is involved in developing a national antimicrobial stewardship programme in Switzerland.

Julia’s research focuses on observational and interventional studies that aim to improve the use of antibiotics to treat neonates and children – in the light of an increasing burden of antimicrobial resistance and the need to conserve antibiotics for future generations.

She has worked on developing models that allow optimal use of routine microbiological data to select empiric treatment regimens and is currently involved in several strategic randomized trials investigating optimal antibiotic use in children suffering from pneumonia, and in neonates with sepsis.

Julia has a particular interest in ‘best in class’ antibiotic use and prescribing practices in lower-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) with high prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacteria. To date she has authored or co-authored over 50 papers and book chapters.

Julia obtained her medical degree from the University of Cambridge in 2003 and her Master of Public Health (Health Services Research) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2011.