Biomedical sciences

Linda Oyama

Member since 2023

Occupation: Lecturer in Microbiomics, Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health at Queen's University Belfast

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." As part of the UK Young Academy, I welcome the opportunity of changing and impacting people's lives through my life, work and science.


Linda Oyama is a microbiologist and lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences and Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast, with a First-class Microbiology degree and a PhD in Biological Sciences.

Linda’s research interests centre around understanding antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in microbiomes from a One Health perspective through surveillance and epidemiological studies using meta-omics approaches. She aims to tackle AMR through the discovery and development of novel treatment options for various clinical and veterinary multidrug resistant (MDR) infections.

Linda is also a busy mother of three kind, beautiful, intelligent girls and a lover of all things nature and music. She is always humming or singing a tune!


  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) and data
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • EDI process improvements
  • Engaging under-represented audiences
  • Food security
  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities for early career researchers
  • International engagement
  • Research culture
  • Research translation
  • Young women in STEM