University Hospital of South Manchester
Riina Rautemaa-Richardson is a Consultant Medical Mycologist at the University Hospital of South Manchester, and a Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases and Medical Education in the Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester, UK.
Dr Rautemaa-Richardson is a member of the UHSM Infectious Diseases team and is associated with the National Aspergillosis Centre. She has expertise in medical microbiology, medical mycology, infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention, as well as mucosal immunology and oral and vaginal health and disease. She has a special interest in chronic mucosal candidosis and has expertise in the management of a spectrum of other mycoses including fungal sinusitis and skin infections in compromised patients.
Dr Rautemaa-Richardson’s research group undertakes basic research, applied laboratory work, and clinical studies. Her main emphasis is on the pathogenesis of chronic mucosal infections as well as the carcinogenicity and mutagenicity of chronic Candida infections. To date she has published a total of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and books or book chapters. She is the Lead for Infectious Diseases learning for Manchester Medical School and the Programme Director for the University of Manchester MSc in Medical Mycology.