Rachel Herbert

Dr. Rachel Herbert Consultant Infectious Diseases

Years of Experience : 17

Nationality : United Kingdom

Languages Known : English

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Dr. Rachel Herbert is a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology with a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector. She brings a total of seventeen years of dedicated service within the NHS, including five years in her role as an NHS Consultant. Her academic journey began in the United Kingdom, where she earned her medical degree. Subsequently, she pursued specialization in internal medicine and infectious diseases, achieving the prestigious FRCPath in medical microbiology. She has also completed an infectious diseases specialty certificate examination and an MSc in clinical microbiology. Before her relocation to Abu Dhabi, Dr. Rachel Herbert held the position of Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology in London. During her tenure, she not only served as a Clinical Lead for the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Department but also assumed the role of Clinical Director for Microbiology and Pathology Services. Dr. Rachel Herbert’s comprehensive knowledge spans various facets of infection services, including antimicrobial stewardship, bone marrow transplant, bone and joint infections, infection prevention and control (IPC), out-patient antibiotic therapy (OPAT), pediatric infections, and HIV. Her dual training in medical microbiology and virology demonstrates her versatility in addressing a broad spectrum of infectious conditions. 

Research & Publications

  • Two-year analysis of Clostridium difficile ribotypes associated with increased severity. Journal of Hospital Infection, 18/07/2019 Rachel Herbert, James Hatcher, Nelofar Obaray, Monica Rebec, Tony Rickards, Stephanie D’Arc, Myriam Gharbi, Oliver Blandy, Russell Hope, Anthony Thomas, Annette Jepson, Shiranee Sriskandan
  • Commonly encountered central-nervous system (CNS) infections in the neuro-ITU, Anaethesia and Intensive Care Medicine; Published March 2018, Rachel Herbert & Dr Carmel Curtis
  • Nurse-delivered universal point-of-care testing for HIV in an open-access returning traveller clinic. HIV Medicine, Volume 13, Issue 8, pages 499–504, September 2012 R Herbert, AN Ashraf, TA Yates, K Spriggs, M Malinnag et al
  • U.K. general practitioners' beliefs, attitudes, and reported prescribing of nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy. Tobacco and Nicotine Research: (Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2005, pages 541 – 546). R Herbert,T Coleman, J. Britton
  • Probable Vertical Transmission of SARC-COV-2 Infection. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. Volume 39, Number 9, Sept 2020, Dr Alicia Demirijian, Dr Rachel Herbert et al
  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis: an unexpected cause of fever and a hot joint. BMJ Case Reports, 2020; 13:e233125. Dr Martyn E, L Heward, R Herbert.
  • Disseminated cryptococcal infection in an immunocompetent patient treated with short course induction therapy. Medical Mycology Case Reports 32(2021) 1-3, Dr A Parry, Dr R Doxy, Dr R Herbert, Dr I Moonsie, Dr N Stone.
  • New world cutaneous leishmaniasis BMJ Minerva BMJ 2013;346:f1431 (Published 06 March 2013) Sam J Haddad, Rachel Herbert, Christopher J Skilbeck, Elliot Benjamin
  • Letter to the Editor: Reply to Wiegand et al.: Proton pump inhibitor over-use and the ongoing battle to control Clostridium difficile infection in hospitals Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 84, Issue 2, June 2013, Page 188 A Goyder, R Herbert

Education & Training

  • Infectious Diseases SCE (Sept 2016)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (June 2014)
  • MSc Clinical Microbiology at Queen Mary University London (Sept 2013)
  • Membership of Royal College of Physicians (UK) (June 2009)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Nottingham (BMBS) (09/2001- 07/2006)
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences in Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Nottingham (BmedSci) 07/2003 – 12/2004 • ALS (June 2018) with BLS update course Jan 2023


  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Laboratory Management
  • Management of Sepsis and Complex Infections
  • Intensive Care
  • Bone and Joint Infections
  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Out-Patient Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) HIV Out-Patient Care


  • Royal College of Physicians (England)
  • Royal College of Pathologists (UK)


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