Frederick R. Falkiner, B.A., Ph.D., F.T.C.D.
Department of Clinical
Microbiology, Trinity College, Dublin.
Adelaide and Meath
National Children's Hospital)
Tallaght, Dublin 24,Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 608 3791;
Fax: +353 1 414 3975
Frederick Falkiner obtained a B.A. (Moderatorship) at Trinity College in 1970
and after returning from a two year spell in India joined the Department of
Clinical Microbiology in the Adelaide Hospital in Dublin. Here he became
involved in the whole area of infection control. He obtained his Ph.D. on the
epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
He was appointed Lecturer in
Clinical Microbiology at Trinity College, Dublin and Honorary Assistant
Infection Control Officer for the Federated Dublin Voluntary Hospitals. He later
moved to St James's Hospital, also in Dublin. During this time he was a
collaborator in a number of research initiatives in differing areas of
nosocomial infection and completed extensive studies on urinary
catheterisation. He was a Committee member of the Central Sterilising Club of
the UK and a Council Member and then Honorary Secretary of the Hospital
Infection Society (UK). He was elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in
1998. That year he moved to the new Hospital at Tallaght, where he remains
fully involved in infection control.
from an extensive list of publications Dr Falkiner has been an Associate Editor
for the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and remains Associate Editor and
Correspondence Editor for the Journal of Medical Microbiology. In addition to
antimicrobials and their usage and nosocomial infection and its control
(especially in the area of Gram-negative bacilli), research interests include
collaboration with Plant Scientists at University College, Cork in the
management of contamination in plant tissue culture and the contamination of
organic plants with human pathogens.