CEO and microbiologist, Dr Carla Brown set-up social enterprise Game Dr in 2015, after she finished her PhD in antibiotic discovery at the University of Glasgow. Following on from her research, Carla has created several innovative initiatives for antimicrobial resistance education through Game Dr.
Game Dr has already developed three digital game applications:
- Bacteria Combat (to educate school pupils on bacterial competition and antibiotic resistance)
- Fungal Invaders (to educate on antifungal resistance)
- Killer Fungus: Evolution (to educate on antifungal resistance)
This year Game Dr produced a creative short film to communicate the problem of resistance. The short film Antibiotic Apocalypse, targeted at 15-25 year olds, uses dance, martial arts and creativity to showcase the downfall of antibiotics against resistant bacteria.
At the very beginning of the journey, Carla received a Start It Award from Firstport that allowed her to complete development and publication of Bacteria Combat. Game Dr was also recently awarded a Grow It! Award by UnLtd. This award will allow Carla to test and evaluate the enterprise's current resources and begin development of new resources focused on sexual health education.
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