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Dr Jimmy Walker

Independent Microbiological and Decontamination Consultant

Dr. Jimmy Walker is an independent water consultant and director of Walker on Water. He previously worked for Public Health England as a scientific leader in water microbiology and decontamination, and managed a range of research projects in water microbiology and rapid detection technologies to assess the presence of opportunistic pathogens in water.  He advises hospitals on outbreaks associated with Legionella spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacteria spp.  He also worked closely with the Department of Health (DH England) and the Health and Safety Executive in writing and developing national and international guidance on the microbiology of water and decontamination in healthcare. Dr Walker has over 30 years’ experience in public health microbiology with an extensive publication record in peer reviewed journals and books including the 2nd edition of “Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare” and has been an author for a number of national guidance documents related to COVID-19.   

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