Dr Gauri Godbole

Tel: 0203 447 5972
Fax: 0207 383 0041
Email: gauri.godbole@nhs.net

Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Tropical and infectious diseases

Professional background

Gauri graduated from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Pune, India in 1995 and specialised in Internal Medicine in Mumbai, obtaining an MD in 2000 and MRCP in London in 2005. She has experience in practice of tropical diseases and HIV from India and the UK. She undertook further Specialist training in Microbiology and Parasitology in London and obtained the FRCPath in 2013.She was appointed as the Consultant Microbiologist for the Gastrointestinal Bacteria Reference Unit, Public Health England (PHE) in 2014 and is the clinical lead for the national Botulism service in UK.

She is a Consultant Parasitologist at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases and works closely with the PHE National Parasitology Reference Laboratory.

She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine since 2015.

Research interests

Travel and Migrant health
Gastrointestinal Bacteria
Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria and parasites


Selected publications last 5 years

WGS for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance: a pilot study to detect the prevalence and mechanism of resistance to azithromycin in a UK population of non-typhoidal Salmonella. Nair S, Ashton P, Doumith M, Connell S, Painset A, Mwaigwisya S, Langridge G, de Pinna E, Godbole G, Day M.J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Sep 1. pii: dkw318. [Epub ahead of print]

Current epidemiology of tetanus in England, 2001-2014. Collins S, Amirthalingam G, Beeching NJ, Chand MA, Godbole G, Ramsay ME, Fry NK, White JM. Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Aug 18:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

Use of whole-genome sequencing for the public health surveillance of Shigella sonnei in England and Wales, 2015.Dallman TJ, Chattaway MA, Mook P, Godbole G, Crook PD, Jenkins C.J Med Microbiol. 2016 Aug;65(8):882-4. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000296. Epub 2016 Jun 14.

Detection of the plasmid-mediated mcr-1 gene conferring colistin resistance in human and food isolates of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli in England and Wales. Doumith M, Godbole G, Ashton P, Larkin L, Dallman T, Day M, Day M, Muller-Pebody B, Ellington MJ, de Pinna E, Johnson AP, Hopkins KL, Woodford N. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Aug;71(8):2300-5. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkw093. Epub 2016 Apr 18.

Cyclospora infection linked to travel to Mexico, June to September 2015. Nichols GL, Freedman J, Pollock KG, Rumble C, Chalmers RM, Chiodini P, Hawkins G, Alexander CL, Godbole G, Williams C, Kirkbride HA, Hamel M, Hawker JI. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(43). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.43.30048.

Invasive shigellosis in MSM.Serafino Wani RL, Filson SA, Chattaway MA, Godbole G. Int J STD AIDS. 2016 Sep;27(10):917-9. doi: 10.1177/0956462415610275. Epub 2015 Oct 1

Association between use of proton pump inhibitors and non-typhoidal salmonellosis identified following investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Mikawasima in the UK, 2013.Freeman R, Dabrera G, Lane C, Adams N, Browning L, Fowler T, Gorton R, Peters T, Mather H, Ashton P, Dallman T, Godbole G, Tubin-Delic D, Charlett A, Fisher I, Adak GK. Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Apr;144(5):968-75. doi: 10.1017/S0950268815002332. Epub 2015 Oct 1.

Investigation into the misidentification of Hazard Group 3 gastrointestinal pathogens and associated health and safety risks.Connell S, Chattaway M, Powell D, Jenkins C, Grant K, De Pinna E, Godbole G.Br J Biomed Sci. 2015;72(2):75-7.

Epidemiology and microbiology of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli other than serogroup O157 in England, 2009-2013.Byrne L, Vanstone GL, Perry NT, Launders N, Adak GK, Godbole G, Grant KA, Smith R, Jenkins C.J Med Microbiol. 2014 Sep;63(Pt 9):1181-8. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.075895-0. Epub 2014 Jun 13

.Management of hepatitis B in pregnant women and infants: a multicentre audit from four London hospitals. Godbole G, Irish D, Basarab M, Mahungu T, Fox-Lewis A, Thorne C, Jacobs M, Dusheiko G, Rosenberg WM, Suri D, Millar AD, Nastouli E.BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013 Dec 1;13:222. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-13-222

Requests for malaria prevention advice to Public Health England, Malaria Reference Laboratory: a retrospective observational study.Godbole G, Blaze M, Smith V, Whitty CJ, Chiodini PL. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2013 Jul-Aug;11(4):205-9. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2013.05.001. Epub 2013 Jun 2.

Unusual case of a lung abscess.Musa D, Godbole G, Chiodini PL, Phillips R. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Apr 16;2013. pii: bcr2012008306. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008306.

GMC/GDC number: 6036969