William Hope is the Dame Sally Davies Chair of AMR Research and Professor of Therapeutics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Liverpool where he also leads the Centre for Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics (CAP). As part of the university’s Institute of Translational Medicine, this centre provides the pharmacodynamic packages for the development for new antimicrobial agents.

William qualified in medicine in 1991, before undertaking specialist training in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. He completed his PhD in antimicrobial pharmacology in 2006, while undertaking fellowships at the University of Manchester, UK, and the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. He received a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist Award and focused on individualized antimicrobial therapy in the course of this fellowship.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

William’s areas of special interest and research are antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial drug development, and individualization of antimicrobial therapy.