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Jody Winter

Principal Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Dr Winter is the subject leader for microbiology teaching at NTU and a member of the Antimicrobial Resistance, Omics and Microbiota research group. Dr Winter is Course Leader for the BSc and MBiol Microbiology courses and Module Leader for the Host-Pathogen Interactions module. Her main research interests are antimicrobial resistance, Helicobacter pylori, bacterial membrane vesicles and antimicrobial stewardship.

Career overview

Dr Winter completed a PhD in parasite immunology and vaccine design at The University of Nottingham in 2004. She then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Nottingham until 2014 on projects including:

- cloning and expression of fluorescently labelled synuclein proteins for the development of in vitro and in vivo models of protein aggregation in Parkinson's disease,

- cloning, expression and characterisation (X-ray crystallography, protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions) of proteins involved in bacterial and archaeal DNA replication.

- H. pylori toxin and membrane vesicle roles in immune modulation and pathogenicity

Alongside her research, she has worked in a variety of teaching roles including demonstrating at The University of Nottingham 2001-2006, and Associate Lecturer at The Open University 2009-2019.

Dr Winter joined NTU as a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology in 2014 and became a Principal Lecturer in 2018.

Research areas

Dr Winter is interested in bacteria-host interactions with a particular focus on the causative agent of peptic ulcers and gastric cancer, Helicobacter pylori. She is a member of the Antimicrobial Resistance, Omics and Microbiota research group at NTU within the Centre for Systems Health and integrated Metabolic Research.

Her main research interests include:

  • Roles of bacterial membrane vesicles in pathogenesis, stress survival, antibiotic resistance and immune modulation.
  • H. pylori pathogenicity
  • Antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention and control

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist in the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.


WILKINSON, D., ALSHARAF, L., THOMPSON, S., PAULIN, A., TAKOR, R., ZAITOUN, A., ROBINSON, K., THOMAS, J., MCVICKER, G. and WINTER, J., 2023. Characterization of a Helicobacter pylori strain with high biofilm-forming ability.Journal of Medical Microbiology, 72 (6): 001710. ISSN 0022-2615

RAYMENT, S.J., GARRIE, K., KAUR, I., MCVICKER, G., STOREY, E., WINTER, J., DE GIROLAMO, L.A., RIMMER, C., NEGUS, D., NELSON, C., THOMAS, J., LOUGHLIN, M. and DALE, J., 2022. Investigating student engagement and making science real during a pandemic: bioskills at home, a case study.Education Sciences, 12 (2): 106. ISSN 2227-7102

WILKINSON, D.J., DICKINS, B., ROBINSON, K. and WINTER, J.A., 2022. Genomic diversity of Helicobacter pylori populations from different regions of the human stomach.Gut Microbes, 14 (1): 2152306. ISSN 1949-0976

MURRAY, B.O., DAWSON, R.A., ALSHARAF, L.M. and ANNE WINTER, J., 2020. Protective effects of Helicobacter pylori membrane vesicles against stress and antimicrobial agents. Microbiology. ISSN 1465-2080

MUSOKE, D., NAMATA, C., LUBEGA, G.B., KITUTU, F.E., MUGISHA, L., AMIR, S., BRANDISH, C., GONZA, J., IKHILE, D., NIYONGABO, F., NG, B.Y., O’DRISCOLL, J., RUSSELL-HOBBS, K., WINTER, J. and GIBSON, L., 2021. Access, use and disposal of antimicrobials among humans and animals in Wakiso district, Uganda: a qualitative study.Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 14: 69.

MUSOKE, D., ERIC KITUTU, F., MUGISHA, L., AMIR, S., BRANDISH, C., IKHILE, D., KAJUMBULA, H., MUSOKE KIZITO, I., LUBEGA, G.B., NIYONGABO, F., NG, B.Y., O’DRISCOLL, J., RUSSELL-HOBBS, K., WINTER, J. and GIBSON, L., 2020. A one health approach to strengthening antimicrobial stewardship in Wakiso District, Uganda.Antibiotics, 9 (11): 764.

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Course(s) I teach on

  • Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2023

  • Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2023

  • Student using science lab
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time / Sandwich | 2023