Professional background

Graduated from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, India in 1995. Specialised in Internal Medicine, Tropical diseases, Medical Microbiology Parasitology from India and the UK. 

Consultant Parasitologist at Hospital For Tropical Diseases (HTD) and Health Services Laboratory (HSL). Lead Consultant Medical Microbiologist for the Gastrointestinal Pathogens, Food Safety and One Health, UK Health Security Agency.

Research interests

Travel and Migrant health
Gastrointestinal Bacteria 
Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria and parasites

Languages spoken

Hindi, Marathi


Dallman TJ, Neuert S, Fernandez Turienzo C, Berin M, Richardson E, Fuentes-Utrilla P, Loman N, Gharbia S, Jenkins C, Behrens RH, Godbole G, Brown M. Prevalence and persistence of antibiotic resistance determinants in the gut of travellers returning to the UK is mediated by colonisation by pathogenic E. coli. Microb Spectrum.2023 May 31:e0518522. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.05185-22. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37255437

Nabarro LE, McCann N, Herdman MT, Dugan C, Ladhani S, Patel D, Morris-Jones S, Balasegaram S, Heyderman RS, Brown M, Parry CM, Godbole G. British infection association guidelines for the diagnosis and management of enteric fever in England. J Infect. 2022 Apr;84(4):469-489. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2022.01.014. Epub 2022 Jan 14. PMID: 35038438.

Outbreak of sexually transmitted, extensively drug-resistant Shigella sonnei in the UK, 2021-22: a descriptive epidemiological study. Charles H, Prochazka M, Thorley K, Crewdson A, Greig DR, Jenkins C, Painset A, Fifer H, Browning L, Cabrey P, Smith R, Richardson D, Waters L, Sinka K, Godbole G; Outbreak Control Team.Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 Oct;22(10):1503-1510. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00370-X. Epub 2022 Jul 6.PMID: 35809593

Chattaway MA, Shersby N, Katwa P, Adair K, Painset A, Godbole G. Genomic sentinel surveillance: Salmonella Paratyphi B outbreak in travellers coinciding with a mass gathering in Iraq. Microb Genom. 2023 Feb;9(2):mgen000940. doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000940. PMID: 36825878; PMCID: PMC9997741

Risk of Strongyloides Hyperinfection Syndrome when prescribing dexamethasone in severe COVID-19.De Wilton A, Nabarro LE, Godbole GS, Chiodini PL, Boyd A, Woods K. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2021 Mar-Apr;40:101981. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2021.101981. Epub 2021 Jan 31.

Review: Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection.Godbole G, Mégraud F, Bessède E.Helicobacter. 2020 Sep;25 Suppl 1:e12735. doi: 10.1111/hel.12735

Utility of whole-genome sequencing during an investigation of multiple foodborne outbreaks of Shigella sonnei.Mikhail AFW, Pereboom M, Utsi L, Hawker J, Lighthill J, Aird H, Swindlehurst M, Greig DR, Jenkins C, Godbole G, Elson R.Epidemiol Infect. 2021 Mar 1;149:e71. doi: 10.1017/S0950268821000509.

Increased incidence of listeriosis among pregnant women belonging to ethnic minorities in England.Jalava K, Amar C, McLauchlin J, Godbole G.J Infect. 2021 Jun;82(6):276-316. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2021.03.024. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

The emerging importance of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli other than serogroup O157 in England.Vishram B, Jenkins C, Greig DR, Godbole G, Carroll K, Balasegaram S, Byrne L.J Med Microbiol. 2021 Jul;70(7):001375. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.001375

Listeria infection in young infants: results from a national surveillance study in the UK and Ireland. Vergnano S, Godbole G, Simbo A, Smith-Palmer A, Cormican M, Anthony M, Heath PT.Arch Dis Child. 2021 Dec;106(12):1207-1210. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2021-321602. Epub 2021 May 13.