Professor Marieke Emonts-le Clercq is a Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the RVI’s Great North Children’s Hospital and her special interests include bacterial infection and host-pathogen interaction, complex infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and inequality.
Professor Emonts qualified in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from Leiden University in 2000 and trained in Paediatrics in Rotterdam until 2010 where she completed a PhD (2008) in the genetic determinants of susceptibility and severity of infectious and inflammatory diseases. She completed subspecialty training in 2013. (Rotterdam and Newcastle upon Tyne).
She holds clinics in infectious diseases, cares for patients in hospital, and consults with colleagues both at the Great North Children’s Hospital, and other hospitals across the region on infectious diseases.
She is also an Honorary Professor at Newcastle University and most of her work is collaborative, both nationally and internationally.
Her research spans basic science, observational research and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and focuses on infectious diseases in children with an interest in early diagnosis and treatment.
She also conducts projects aimed at evaluation of infection management with direct impact on clinical practice.
Professor Emonts is a member of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, and Curriculum Director for the Clinical Research Programmes (Attendance and eLearning) at Newcastle University.
You can find out more about Professor Emonts’s research on the Newcastle University website: