Dr Tina Joshi
Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology (2017-)
Teaching and Research
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5965-4055
After completing BSc and PhD studies at Cardiff University, I undertook several postdoctoral roles from 2012-2017 before commencement of a Lectureship at the University of Plymouth.
Recently awarded the Hind Rattan 2018 "Jewel of India" Award from the Indian Government (Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society of India) for diasporal achievements in academia within the country of my birth- the UK.
Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy
Member of Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)
Member of Society for Applied Microbiology
Member of Microbiology Society
Member of Central Sterilising Club
Member of Healthcare Infection Society
Roles on external bodies
Molecular microbiology in infectious disease, clinical microbiology, molecular diagnosis of microbial infections and bacterial genomics. This includes supervision of PG and UG students.
As described in detail on my research pages:
Rapid point of care detection of Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria
I have 10 years of experience in development of novel microwave enhanced rapid diagnostics for microbial detection.
INTERVIEW on my research (Royal Society of Biology): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC9Qy_o8e3U
Areas of expertise associated with the above include: Field effect transistors, thin-film transistors, Microwave engineering, aptamer design, aptamer-functionalisation of nanoparticles, microwave-accelerated metal enhanced fluorescence, microbial bioinformatics and biosensor development.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Grants & contracts
Adherence of C. difficile spores to surgical gowns
Dr. Robert Burky & Rideout Hospital, California, USA, & University of California (UCLA)
Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Travel Grant. Biology of Anthrax, Tampa, Florida. November 2016
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Baillie, L & Joshi L.T. PCT/GB2013/051149 & PCT/GB2013/051151. A screening method for the detection of Clostridium difficile.
New Scientist Live! “Ask a Biologist” Expert. “Could microwaves save my life?”. Royal Society of Biology. Excel Arena, London. Saturday 30th September 2017
Science and the Assembly- Antimicrobial Resistance. Invited Expert Panel Member. Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance. Now and the Future. National Assembly of Wales, Royal Society of Chemistry, 6th June 2017
STEM Event at Pontypridd High School 20th June 2016
“RS Accessing the Scientists” event at Houses of Parliament, Westminster, UK (23rd November 2015).
Stem Live! Promoting Engineering to KS3 school pupils. Cardiff University 16th September 2015.
BBC Radio Wales interview about “Women in Science” June 2015.
“SoapBox Science Swansea June 2015” promoting and disseminating research done by female scientists in STEM. Given to Public. “Microwaving superbugs – transforming point-of-care diagnostics” & BBC Radio Wales interview
SET for Britain Finalist March 2015. Houses of Parliament, Westminster, UK.
Broadcast on Radio Cardiff December 2014 to explain my research into rapid detection of AMR
Institute of Engineering Schools Christmas Lecture December 2014 “Bug busting- new microwave assisted approaches for detecting antibiotic resistant bacteria”. Given to pupils from high schools in the local area to encourage interest in STEM subjects.
Environment Day 2014:28th October, St Davids Centre: honey as a source of new medicines.
“Biology Rocks” at National Museum, Cardiff, 2014; encouraging children at primary school level to learn about antibiotic resistant bacteria
Cardiff Science Festival 2014: Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Public Lecture,Cardiff Science Festival July 2014. “Bug busting- new microwave assisted approaches for detecting antibiotic resistant bacteria”. Informing public about antimicrobial resistance.