Hannah Lepper

Research Project

My project looks at what we can find out about the global epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance using data from urban sewage. I analyse data from the Global Sewage Surveillance Project, which is using metagenomics to identify abundance of resistance genes in sewage from all over the world.


  • BA Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, 2012 - 2015
  • MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2016 - 2017
  • Research Assistant, Neglected Tropical Diseases Modelling Consortium, 2017 - 2018
  • Population Health Sciences PhD, University of Edinburgh, 2018 - present


Novo Nordisk Foundation



Ashworth Laboratories, Room 138


Meghan R. Perry, Hannah C. Lepper, Luke McNally, Bryan A. Wee, Patrick Munk, Amanda Warr, Barbara Moore, Pota Kalima, Carol Philip, Ana Maria de Roda Husman, Frank M. Aarestrup, Mark E. J. Woolhouse and Bram A. D. van BunnikSecrets of the Hospital Underbelly: Patterns of Abundance of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Hospital Wastewater Vary by Specific Antimicrobial and Bacterial Family. Front. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.703560

Hannah C Lepper, Joaquín M Prada, Emma L Davis, Sharmini A Gunawardena, T Déirdre Hollingsworth, Complex interactions in soil-transmitted helminth co-infections from a cross-sectional study in Sri Lanka, Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 112, Issue 8, August 2018, Pages 397–404, https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try068