Matthew Dryden is a clinical director of microbiology/communicable disease at the Royal Hampshire Hospital in Winchester, UK.
He is also an honorary senior lecturer at Southampton University Medical School and a director of medical education and visiting Professor at St George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies.
He is a consultant to the Falkland Islands Government Health Service and the St Helena Island Government Health Service.
He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
trained at Oxford University
and St Thomas' Hospital
, London, and qualified in 1983.
During the 1980s, he
worked for short periods in Sudan, Botswana, Costa Rica and Australia and developed a strong interest in infectious disease and tropical medicine.
He has an interest in travel medicine and is a partner in Winchester Travel Health.
He is a member of the Travel Medicine faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
is keen to promote healthy and safe travel and can offer travel health advice to patients in our Oxford surgery.
research interests have been in staphylococcal infection, the development of new antibiotics, the management of MRSA infections, and Lyme disease in the UK, and he
has published and presented more than 75 papers in these fields.