AMR Historical Foresight

Funder: AHRC
Date: December 2017 – February 2020
Principal Investigator: Dr Emma Pitchforth  (University of Exeter); Co-I Dr Elta Smith (Rand Europe); Co-I Dr Tim Rayner (University of East Anglia)
Consultants: Professor Virginia Berridge (LSHTM); Professor Christoph Gradmann (University of Oslo)

Description:  In this project we are interested in taking historical and comparative perspectives to understanding how AMR has developed as a policy issue. We will look at the historical development of climate change and tobacco control as comparator issues, and seek to:

  1. Understand how AMR has evolved as a policy issue and develop scenarios for AMR policymaking responses that are informed by historical analysis
  2. Test these scenarios to inform potential policy responses
  3. Provide evidence for effective and efficient AMR policymaking and methodological development through the use of historical perspectives to inform policy

The project will draw on reviews of existing evidence, interviews and futures methods including horizon scanning and scenario planning. An important part of our project will be interactive policy events that bring together historians and policymakers.