Dr Aldeyab is a lecturer in Pharmacy Practice/ clinical pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy at University of Huddersfield. He graduated from Damascus University in Syria with a BSc degree in pharmacy. He earned his MSc in clinical pharmacy from Strathclyde University, MSc in epidemiology and PG certificate in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London, and PhD in clinical pharmacy from Queen’s University Belfast. His research interest include clinical pharmacy and medicine optimisation with particular interest in pharmacoepidemiology of antibiotic use and resistance, improving antibiotic stewardship, using time-series analysis for the identification of critical factors in the development of HCAIs, surveillance systems for HCAI, and antibiotic benchmarking. The ultimate objective is to inform health policies, modify them according to results of the undertaken research, and ultimately improve public health outcomes. Methodological knowledge include pharmacoepidemiology, audit and service evaluation, and time-series analysis. Dr Aldeyab has led a programme of research in the area of antibiotic stewardship and healthcare-acquired infections in Northern Ireland, and has published several research papers that informed hospital antibiotic guidelines. He has participated in international collaborations and acted as project co-ordinator for the Global Point Prevalence Survey on Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance in Northern Ireland area. He has also coordinated another major European project http://thresholdsnetwork.org/ for Northern Ireland. Dr Aldeyab was awarded the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association Antimicrobial Management Award in recognition for his work helping hospitals to establish priorities for controlling the use of specific antibiotics and minimising the spread of healthcare-acquired infections.