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Dr Catherine Sargent

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Dr Catherine Sargent is a consultant in Infectious Diseases and Acute Internal Medicine at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Catherine studied Medicine at St Hilda’s and Green College at the University of Oxford qualifying in 1998.

Her specialist training was in the Oxford Deanery and she took time out for research exploring the mechanism of cell to cell transmission of HIV-1.

She now enjoys the diagnostic challenges of Acute Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and leads the Infection Prevention Control Team.  

In recent months she has been involved in setting up and recruiting to multiple COVID-19 trials. As well as supervising front line junior doctor led local research projects investigating hospital nosocomial transmission of COVID-19 infection.

She is passionate about mentoring younger doctors helping them to successfully shape productive careers. She has led an innovative hospital wide teaching programme for several years which continues to be very popular.

She is an MRCP(UK) examiner, a member of the  MRCP Part 2 Exam  Question Board and was previously involved in the Question Writing Group for the Infectious Disease SCE.

Her research interests are in the changing face of common infections in an increasingly multi co-morbid patient population and has published widely in this area.