Professional background

Dr Gauri Godbole 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 consultant microbiologist in 2014 and is the clinical lead for Gastrointestinal Pathogens Unit, Colindale, Public Health England.

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

She has also been an honorary senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine since 2015.

Research interests


Travel and migrant health

Gastrointestinal bacteria

Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria and parasites


Languages spoken

Hindi, Marathi


  • Multiple-dose versus single-dose ivermectin for Strongyloides stercoralis infection (Strong Treat 1 to 4): a multicentre, open-label, phase 3, randomised controlled superiority trial. Buonfrate D, Salas-Coronas J, Muñoz J, Maruri BT, Rodari P, Castelli F, Zammarchi L, Bianchi L, Gobbi F, Cabezas-Fernández T, Requena-Mendez A, Godbole G, Silva R, Romero M, Chiodini PL, Bisoffi Z. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Nov;19(11):1181-1190. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30289-0. Epub 2019 Sep 23.
  • Review: Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection. Godbole G, Mégraud F, Bessède E.Helicobacter. 2020 Sep;25 Suppl 1:e12735. doi: 10.1111/hel.12735.
  • Diversity of the Genomes and Neurotoxins of Strains of Clostridium botulinum Group I and Clostridium sporogenes Associated with Foodborne, Infant and Wound Botulism. Brunt J, van Vliet AHM, Carter AT, Stringer SC, Amar C, Grant KA, Godbole G, Peck MW. Toxins (Basel). 2020 Sep 11;12(9):E586. doi: 10.3390/toxins12090586.
  • Sia CM, Greig DR, Day M, Hartman H, Painset A, Doumith M, Meunier D, Jenkins C, Chattaway MA, Hopkins KL, Woodford N, Godbole G, Dallman TJ. The characterization of mobile colistin resistance (mcr) genes among 33?000 Salmonella enterica genomes from routine public health surveillance in England. Microb Genom. 2020 Feb;6(2). doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000331. Epub 2020 Jan 31.
  • Azithromycin susceptibility testing for Salmonella enterica isolates: discordances in results using MIC gradient strips.Goldblatt J, Ward A, Yusuf M, Day M, Godbole G, Morris-Jones S. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Jul 1;75(7):1820-1823. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa097.
  • Evaluation of chromogenic selective agar (CHROMagar STEC) for the direct detection of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli from faecal specimens. Jenkins C, Perry NT, Godbole G, Gharbia S. J Med Microbiol. 2020 Mar;69(3):487-491. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.001136.
  • First Report of CTX-M-15 Salmonella Typhi From England. Godbole GS, Day MR, Murthy S, Chattaway MA, Nair S. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 1;66(12):1976-1977. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy032.
  • Cystic Echinococcosis of the Bone: A European Multicenter Study. Cattaneo L, Manciulli T, Cretu CM, Giordani MT, Angheben A, Bartoloni A, Zammarchi L, Bartalesi F, Richter J, Chiodini P, Godbole G, Junghanss T, Stojkovic M, Sammarchi L, Dore R, Vercelli A, Benazzo F, Cuzzocrea F, Tamarozzi F, Brunetti E.Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Mar;100(3):617-621. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0758.
  • Ceftriaxone-resistant Salmonella Typhi in a traveller returning from a mass gathering in Iraq. Godbole G, McCann N, Jones SM, Dallman TJ, Brown M. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 May;19(5):467. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30176-8.
  • Mortality risk factors for listeriosis - A 10 year review of non-pregnancy associated cases in England 2006-2015.Scobie A, Kanagarajah S, Harris RJ, Byrne L, Amar C, Grant K, Godbole G. J Infect. 2019 Mar;78(3):208-214. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2018.11.007. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
  • Shigellosis in adults: A retrospective study of clinical and epidemiological features in East London. McGuire E, Mikhail A, Day M, Serafino-Wani R, Godbole G. Int J STD AIDS. 2019 Dec;30(14):1373-1381. doi: 10.1177/0956462419871851. Epub 2019 Nov 19.
  • Cyclosporiasis in travellers returning to the United Kingdom from Mexico in summer 2017: lessons from the recent past to inform the future.Marques DFP, Alexander CL, Chalmers RM, Elson R, Freedman J, Hawkins G, Lo J, Robinson G, Russell K, Smith-Palmer A, Kirkbride H, Chiodini P, Godbole G.Euro Surveill. 2017 Aug 3;22(32):30592. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.32.30592.