Dr. Francesca is the director of the CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project. She is interested in promoting the effective translation of evidence-based science into sustainable public health interventions. Before joining CIDRAP, she worked at the Wellcome Trust, where she successfully established an international think tank, the Surveillance, and Epidemiology of Drug-Resistant Infections Consortium, (SEDRIC) aimed at strengthening antimicrobial resistance surveillance capacity in low- and middle-income countries. She has led a number of international partnership programs and multi-country research projects to strengthen health systems and improve understanding of the burden of drug-resistant infections. In 2019, she launched the AMR Register to increase access to industry-generated antimicrobial resistance surveillance data.