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Amy Scott-Thomas

Senior Research Fellow
Laboratory Manager

BSc(Hons)(Otago), PhD(Lincoln)

Tel +64 3 364 0585

Research interests

Dr Amy Scott-Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow in the Infection Group and leads the team in the development of non-invasive diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. While the Infection Group performs research into multiple lung pathogens such as Aspergillosis, Tuberculosis and Legionnaires' disease (LD), Dr Scott-Thomas has a special interest in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its growth in the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung.

A biomedical scientist with advanced microbiology and analytical chemistry skills, her expertise includes bacterial genetics, bacterial biosensors, microbiology, tissue culture techniques, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and electrochemistry.


Carr, A. C., Vlasiuk, E., Zawari, M., Scott-Thomas, A., Storer, M., Maze, M., & Chambers, S. T. (2023). Low vitamin C concentrations in patients with community-acquired pneumonia resolved with pragmatic administration of intravenous and oral vitamin C. Antioxidants, 12, 1610. doi: 10.3390/antiox12081610 Journal - Research Article

Chambers, S. T., Scott-Thomas, A., Storer, M., Slow, S., Williman, J., Epton, M., Murdoch, D. R., Metcalf, S., Carr, A., Isenman, H., & Maze, M. (2023). Adjunctive intravenous then oral vitamin C for moderate and severe community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized adults: Feasibility of randomized controlled trial. Scientific Reports, 13, 11879. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-37934-z Journal - Research Article

Jun, H., Scott-Thomas, A., Slow, S., Williman, J., Murdoch, D. R., & Chambers, S. T. (2023). The inhibitory effect of copper, zinc, and manganese on Legionella longbeachae and other Legionella spp. in vitro. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 76, 1-9. doi: 10.1093/lambio/ovad074 Journal - Research Article

Lian, X., Scott-Thomas, A., Lewis, J. G., Bhatia, M., & Chambers, S. T. (2022). A novel monoclonal antibody 1D2 that broadly inhibits clinically important Aspergillus species. Journal of Fungi, 8, 960. doi: 10.3390/jof8090960 Journal - Research Article

Manandhar, S., Scott-Thomas, A., Harrington, M., Sinha, P., Pilbrow, A., Richards, A. M., Cameron, V., Bhatia, M., & Chambers, S. T. (2022). Hydrogen sulfide and substance P levels in patients with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteraemia. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23, 8639. doi: 10.3390/ijms23158639 Journal - Research Article

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