Drew Henderson

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Life Sciences
Research Officer
School of Life Sciences
 Drew Henderson



Researcher Officer at the University of Essex working on the InChildHealth project, a multinational Horizon Europe project dedicated to improving indoor air quality in spaces occupied by school children. I use a combination of culture-based and molecular methods to characterise bioaerosols and develop tools for the rapid detection of airborne pathogens. I am also studying part-time for a PhD in Microbiology. Primarily, my research focuses on the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance via bioaerosols.


  • BSc Marine Biology (Including Placement) University of Essex, (2022)

  • PhD Microbiology University of Essex,


University of Essex

  • Laboratory Assistant, Life Sciences, University of Essex (1/6/2019 - 1/9/2019)

Other academic

  • Research Officer, Life Sciences, University of Essex (3/6/2023 - present)


Book chapters (1)

Bani, A., Randall, KC., Clark, DR., Gregson, BH., Henderson, DK., Losty, EC. and Ferguson, RMW., (2022). Mind the gaps: What do we know about how multiple chemical stressors impact freshwater aquatic microbiomes?. In: Functional Microbiomes. Editors: Bohan, DA. and Dumbrell, A., . Elsevier. 331- 377. 978-0-323-98593-2



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