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UCL-TB Steering Group

Professor Judy Breuer

Head, Research Department of Infection, Division of Infection & Immunity, UCL

Judy is Co Director of the Division of Infection and Immunity at UCL and Honorary Consultant in Virology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and runs the  VZV Reference Laboratory. Read more about Professor Breuer here

Dr Angela Crook

Senior Statistician, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at Institute of Clinical Trials & Methodology, UCL

Dr Vanya Gant

Divisional Clinical Director for Infection, UCLH & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Division of Infection & Immunity, UCL

Vanya Gant qualified at the Middlesex Hospital in 1980. He is Consultant Microbiologist and Clinical Director for Infection at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases at UCL Hospitals Trust, which he joined in 1999. Read more about Dr Gant here...

Professor Andrew Hayward

Head, Department of Infectious Disease Informatics, Farr Institute, UCL

Andrew trained in medicine at St Thomas' Hospital London during which time he had minimal interest in epidemiology or public health. Following initial clinical training, he undertook Public Health training and specialisation in infectious disease epidemiology and control including training at the Health Protection Agency and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Read more about Professor Hayward here...

Helen Hopkins

(Acting) Stategic Research Coordinator, Populations & Lifelong Health Domain, SLMS Research Coordination

Professor Nigel Klein

Professor and Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London, and the Institute of Child Health, UCL

Nigel trained at UCL, obtaining degrees in Anatomy and in Medicine. He worked in the three London centres specialising in Paediatric Infectious Diseases before completing his formal training at ICH/GOSH. Read more about Professor Klein here...

Dr David Lowe

Consultant in Immunology, Royal Free Hospital

David Lowe is clinically trained in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, with a research background in the roles of neutrophils and tuberculosis. He primarily investigates and manages patients with immunodeficiency and researches the interaction between chronic infection and the host immune response.

Professor Rachel McKendry

Professor of Biomedical Nanotechnology at UCL with a joint position at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Division of Medicine, UCL

Rachel is Director of i-sense, the national £11M EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Centre IRC in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases, Director of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the London Centre for Nanotechnology Interventions Theme Lead for the Bloomsbury Research Institute. Read more about Professor McKendry here...

Dr Rob Miller

Reader in Clinical Infection, Infection & Population Health, Institute of Epidemiology & Health, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, UCL

Rob is Reader in Clinical Infection at UCL, Honorary Professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Honorary Consultant Physician at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and at University College London Hospitals. Read more about Dr Miller here...

Professor Andrew Nunn

Scientific Programme Leader and Associate Director, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, Institute of Clinical Trials & Methodology, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, UCL

Andrew joined the MRC's Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases Unit as a statistician in 1966. During the next 20 years he was directly involved in the design, conduct and analysis of the programme of trials conducted under the leadership of Professors Wallace Fox and Denny Mitchison in East Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore which led to the worldwide adoption of short course chemotherapy for tuberculosis. Read more about Professor Nunn here...

Dr Laura Shallcross

Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Institute of Health Informatics, UCL

Dr Delane Shingadia

Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Child Health, UCL

Delane is a Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, having worked in this field for over 20 years and in several different countries, including Zimbabwe, South Africa, USA and UK. Read more about Dr Shingadia here...

Dr Pam Sonnenberg

Reader in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, Research Department Infection and Population Health, UCL

Within the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, Pam leads the Epidemiology and Social Science Research Group which brings together a multidisciplinary team of public health specialists, epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians, anthropologists and behavioural scientists. Read more about Dr Sonnenberg here...

Dr Al Story

Founder and Clinical Lead of the pan-London Find&Treat Service based out of University College London Hospitals.

His core expertise is in tackling tuberculosis and other communicable diseases among homeless people, drug and alcohol users, prisoners and destitute migrants. Read more about Dr Story here...

Professor Peter Taylor

Professor of Pharmaceutics, UCL School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Life Sciences, UCL

Peter's major research interest involves novel approaches to the treatment of infectious disease; "I am particularly interested in opportunities to develop therapeutics that suppress or abrogate the emergence of drug resistant variants by modification of the bacterial phenotype." Read more about Professor Taylor here...

Sarah Welsher

Strategic Coordinator, Populations & Lifelong Health Domain, UCL

Professor Ali Zumla

Professor of Infectious Diseases & International Health, Division of Infection & Immunity, UCL

Ali is an honours graduate of the University of Zambia and the University of London. He is dually qualified in medicine (MBChB) and science (PhD) and is accredited in internal medicine, infectious diseases and clinical immunology. Read more about Professor Zumla here...