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Dr Louise Teare

Professional Description:

Consultant Medical Microbiologist


MB BS MSc (Medical Microbiology) MBA FRCPath NEBOSH Cert, Dip of Hospital Infection Control

Area of work:



An experienced medically qualified clinical microbiologist who has made a significant contribution to national agendas and policy working  groups on  clinical  microbiology and infection prevention and control matters.

Particular areas of interest include endocarditis and spinal infection.   I undertake weekly endocarditis and spinal infection ward rounds and am involved in  on-going  patient  care with the hospital at home team.

I am closely involved with  our regional burns and plastics  unit,  contributing  to the burns intensive care. MDT.   I work with a regional ENT team and also a busy maternity and paediatric unit. In addition,  I am regularly involved with general medical and surgical patients.   This includes management of sepsis and its source control, diabetic foot problems, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis.  I work with the orthopaedic team to provide input into managing  patients with bone and joint infection and  on- going care. 

From April 2018   I  led   the setting up and running of the infection component  at  the new   Anglia Ruskin University  Medical School   in Chelmsford.  I  lecture   on this course and am also  involved in bedside teaching. 

I   currently write  50 - 60 medico-legal reports a year, 90% for the  Claimant.   I comply with the Civil Procedure Rules  and  Practice Direction Part 35.  I   complete  at least one  medico-legal    training course a year. In 2023  I gained the  University of Strathclyde  Inspire Medilaw  expert witness certificate.   I have experience in  joint expert meetings and  court attendance.

I am fully insured with the MPS for my work as an expert witness (number 182986)  and  comply   with data protection  (Information commissioner registration number:  ZA338577).


MB BS University of London 1977 MSc (Medical Microbiology), LondonSchool of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1982 Fellow, RoyalCollege of Pathology 1996 MBA, Open University 1999 NEBOSH Certificate with distinction 2000 Diploma of Hospital Infection Control 2002 Cardiff Expert Witness Certificate 2007 Advanced Leader Certificate, British Association of Medical Mangers 2007 Associate Member of the Academy of Experts 2014 University of Strathclyde InspireMedilaw expert witness certificate 2023 Royal Society of Medicine British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy HealthCare Infection Society British Infection Association

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