IPS Speaker Dr Jimmy Walker

Dr Jimmy Walker

Director, Walker on Water


Jimmy currently works as a consultant through “Walker on Water”.  Jimmy previously worked for Public Health England as a scientific leader in water microbiology and decontamination, and managed a range of research projects on pathogens such as Legionella spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacteria spp. 

He collaborated closely with the Department of Health (DH England) and the Health and Safety Executive in writing and developing national and international guidance on the microbiology of water and decontamination in healthcare.

Jimmy has an extensive publication record including his recently edited book “Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare”.   He has been involved in writing water guidance during COVID-19 and is contributes to a range of BSI committees. Jimmy is currently the Chair of the Central Sterilising Club.