UCL-TB Delivery Group

Day-to-day running of UCL-TB is achieved through a Delivery Group that meets weekly, and communicates back to the Steering Group.


Professor Marc Lipman - Director UCL-TB

Director of UCL-TB

Marc is Professor of Medicine, UCL and Consultant Physician in Respiratory & HIV Medicine, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

He trained in Clinical Academic Medicine in Cambridge, London, and as a Harkness Fellow in Baltimore, based at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Aside from heading up a large clinical TB & HIV service, his recent commitments include: UK NICE TB Clinical Guidelines Development & Service Delivery Groups; Public Health England National Respiratory Programme Board and the TB National Knowledge Project; UK MDR TB Expert Advisory Group and the WHO/European Respiratory Society MDR TB Consilium.

Read more about Marc here

Hanif Esmail

Dr Hanif Esmail

Hanif is Clinical Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases, with a joint position between the MRC CTU and the Institute for Global Health at UCL, as well as being an Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at University College London Hospitals. 

His research mainly focuses on optimal diagnostic and treatment approaches for early TB disease, and on pragmatic, person-centred management of drug resistant TB in decentralised settings

Read more about Hanif here

Ilaria Motta

Dr Ilaria Motta

Ilaria is Principal Clinical Research Fellow at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL and she is involved in the UNITE4TB project and PARADIGM4TB clinical trials. She is an infectious diseases physician with experience in managing HIV and TB infections in resource limited settings. In 2018, she obtained her PhD in pharmacokinetics of TB drugs. From 2017 till 2023 she worked as Medical Monitor for the TB-PRACTECAL Clinical Trial with MSF-UK, and she collaborates as a clinical adviser to the EndTB clinical trial with MSF-France and as TB Medical Referent for MSF-Access Campaign. She has recently completed her MSc in Public Health.

Read more about Ilaria here

Jess Potter

Dr Jess Potter

Jess is lead of the TB service at North Middlesex University Hospital in London.

She is co-chair of the network UK Academics and Professionals to End TB and advocacy lead for the European network TBnet. Jess is a qualitative researcher interested in access to health care and the structural conditions that shape these experiences. 

Dr Lele Rangaka

Professor Lele Rangaka

Lele is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Public Health within the UCL Institute of Global Health, and is also affiliated to the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL and is an honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.

She is an Infectious Disease Clinical Scientist with >15 years experience, her research areas span HIV/TB epidemiology, randomized assessments of public health technology, digital health innovation and implementation science. She conducts clinical trials of TB prevention focusing on integrating biomedical and non-biomedical strategies across multimorbidities, innovation in adherence monitoring, diagnostics and m-health.

Read more about Lele here

Dr Emily Shaw

Dr Emily Shaw

Emily is an Infectious Diseases Consultant with a joint appointment at University College London Hospitals and the UKHSA National Tuberculosis Unit. She trained in London and has delivered TB care in high-burden settings, including for the Medecins Sans Frontieres MDR-TB programme in Uzbekistan. Her Wellcome UCL PhD was in BCG vaccinology and she is a tutor on TB on the LSHTM DTM&H. Dr Shaw works with Find and Treat piloting the delivery of LTBI care in HM Prisons and Immigration Removal Centres.


Conor Tweed

Dr Conor Tweed

Conor is a physician specialising in respiratory medicine and Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor based at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL. He is currently working as a Senior Clinical Fellow with the UNITE4TB Consortium. 

His current research interests are statistical methodology and clinical trial design, patient and public involvement, and patient-centred research relating to tuberculosis and other mycobacterial disease.

Read more about Conor here

Administrative support


Dr Neil Stoker

Neil is the UCL-TB Communications and Outreach Co-ordinator.  He is a former academic with a research programme on the molecular genetics of mycobacterial virulence.  Since then he has diversified into Fine Arts, Web Design and Science Communication, and works in a part-time role supporting UCL-TB, and is based in the UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology. He is an honorary Professor at the Royal Veterinary College, London.

Read more about Neil here


Ms Eloise Rose

Eloise is an Administrator for the Centre of Clinical Microbiology.


Ms Christiana Oyefolu

Christiana is an Administrator for the Centre of Clinical Microbiology.