Dr James Anson has been Medical Director at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories since 2013. A Clinical Microbiologist by trade, he has held many leadership positions at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust since his appointment there in 2001.
James was Trust Director of Infection Prevention and Control from 2004 to 2007, when he took up the post of Clinical Director of Infection and Immunity. He has also been Director of the NIHR Microbiology facility of the Biomedical Research Centre.
Currently, he acts as Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership Pathology Lead.
James is a passionate advocate for working with academia and industry, combining his managerial duties with a busy collaborative research agenda in many clinical areas.
His main clinical interest is invasive fungal infection in immunocompromised hosts and diagnostic-driven approaches to patient management, where he maintains a high level of clinical input into the service.
Outside of LCL, he likes to stay active, by going to the gym and cycling regularly. Recently, James has started running again. He has a passion for history and often bores his colleagues with little known facts.