Dr Harriet Hughes is a consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Her special interest in bone and joint infection began during specialist training in Oxford, and she has since developed and leads the multi-disciplinary Microbiology-Orthopaedic liaison service in Cardiff, which manages complicated infection on a regional basis. She is committed to reducing rates of orthopaedic infection through the Orthopaedic Infection Quality Improvement Group, and is actively involved in research including participation in the recent OVIVA trail and the International Philadelphia Consensus meeting on Orthopaedic Infection. In addition, as Clinical Lead for the UK Anaerobe Reference Unit, Harriet provides advice on the clinical management of anaerobic infections across the UK and supports the research output of the unit including the ongoing surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and the utilisation of genomics in clinically relevant anaerobic pathogens. She is also the Training Programme Director for speciality training in medical microbiology in Wales.