Sally F. Bloomfield, BPharm, PhD

1966-1970 Pharmacy University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 
 1972-1997 Pharmacy Chelsea College, University of London 
 1997-2003 Unilever Research, Port Sunlight, UK 
 2003- Environmental Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England, United Kingdom 
"Sally Bloomfield"

Consultant in Hygiene and Infectious Disease Prevention, Chairman and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of IFH Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Professor Sally Bloomfield is an acknowledged expert on home hygiene, with more than 30 years' experience in hygiene research and education. In 1995, Professor Bloomfield was awarded the Rudolf Schulke Hygiene Prize for her outstanding contribution in the field of hygiene and preventive medicine.

Professor Bloomfield was educated at the University of Nottingham, where she obtained an honours degree in pharmacy in 1966. Following university, Professor Bloomfield first worked in industry as a research scientist before returning to Nottingham University to carry out post-graduate and post-doctoral research and received her Ph.D. in 1970. In 1972 she moved to King's College London as a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Microbiology and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1995. Her academic research was been mainly concerned with the study of the mode of action of antimicrobial agents used in the community and in medicine. Her other research interest was the role of hygiene, including the role of cleaning and disinfection, in preventing the spread of infectious disease in the hospital, food processing, domestic and other environments.

Professor Bloomfield was a member of the British Standards Institute committee IH/57 (Antiseptics and Disinfectants) and principal UK expert of the Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN TC 216 - Antiseptics and Disinfectants) which was established to produce harmonised European test methods for antiseptics and disinfectants in the fields of medicine, agriculture and veterinary practice, food and institutional hygiene.

From 1997 to 2003 Professor Bloomfield joined Unilever Research, Port Sunlight, UK as International Hygiene Research and Liaison Manager. Her role In Unilever was concerned with raising awareness of the importance of hygiene in the domestic setting and developing and promoting an approach to home hygiene based on scientific principles.

Professor Bloomfield left Unilever Research in March 2003 to take up a role as Chairman, as well as Scientific Advisory Board Member of IFH, and to continue her work in the area of hygiene and infectious disease prevention. She is also now a Honorary Professor of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Professor Bloomfield has published widely, with over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her edited works include: Collins, C.H., Bloomfield, S.F. and Allwood, M.C. 1981. Disinfectants: their use and evaluation of effectiveness. Society of Applied Bacteriology. Technical Series No. 16. London: Academic Press; Bloomfield, S.F., Baird, R.M., Leak, R.E. and Leach, R. 1988. Microbial Quality Assurance in Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics and Toiletries. Chichester: Ellis Horwood; Baird, R.M and Bloomfield, S.F. 1996. Microbial Quality Assurance in Cosmetics Toiletries and Non-Sterile Pharmaceuticals. 2nd Edition. Basingstoke: Taylor and Francis.

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Schmithausen RM, Sib E, Exner M, et al. (2019) The washing machine as a reservoir for transmission of extended spectrum beta-lactamase (CTX-M-15)-producing ST201 in newborns. Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Bloomfield SF, Carling PC, Exner M. (2017) A unified framework for developing effective hygiene procedures for hands, environmental surfaces and laundry in healthcare, domestic, food handling and other settings. Gms Hygiene and Infection Control. 12: Doc08
Bloomfield SF, Rook GA, Scott EA, et al. (2016) Time to abandon the hygiene hypothesis: new perspectives on allergic disease, the human microbiome, infectious disease prevention and the role of targeted hygiene. Perspectives in Public Health. 136: 213-24
Bloomfield SF, Scott EA. (2013) A risk assessment approach to use of antimicrobials in the home to prevent spread of infection American Journal of Infection Control. 41
Scott E, Bloomfield SF, Exner M, et al. (2010) Prevention of the spread of infection: the need for a family-centered approach to hygiene promotion. American Journal of Infection Control. 38: 1-2
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