Graham Ayliffe Training Fellowship
The Graham Ayliffe Fellowship Award was established in 2013 to enable trainees currently working in the field of infection prevention and control to take a one year paid leave of absence to pursue their specialist area by broadening their knowledge base and imparting that knowledge to the wider scientific community.
Since then, HIS has been able to award the Fellowship three times, one in 2014 and two in 2015. All three recipients have found their experience rewarding. Here is what they say about the award.
"The year I spent as the Graham Ayliffe Training fellow was one of the most valuable experiences of my training. My activities during the fellowship allowed me to explore my interest in infection control and resulted in publications and presentations that I would not have achieved during my conventional training.”
Eftihia Yiannakis Graham Ayliffe Training Fellow 2014
"During microbiology training, I developed an interest in infection prevention and control (IPC) and medical publishing. The fellowship was therefore a perfect opportunity to consolidate my experience in these areas.”
Nikunj Mahida, Graham Ayliffe Training Fellow 2015
“I have found the Healthcare Infection Society to be friendly and supportive during the Fellowship. Their funding is also enabling me to attend relevant courses and conferences, such as FIS 2015. From my experience so far I would encourage every infection trainee with an interest in Infection Prevention to consider applying for the Graham Ayliffe Fellowship. It offers a fantastic opportunity to broaden your experiences, explore new fields and realise opportunities that wouldn’t be possible during training.”
Damian Mawer, Graham Ayliffe Training Fellow 2015