UCL-TB Management Group


Professor Marc Lipman - Director UCL-TB

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

Marc is Director of UCL-TB. 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.

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Professor Ibrahim Abubakar

Director of the Institute for Global Health, UCL

Ibrahim is Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH). Prior to his appointment at UCL IGH, he was head of TB Section at Public Health England (PHE) and Professor in Health Protection at the Norwich Medical School.

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Dr Angela Crook

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


Hanif Esmail

Dr Hanif Esmail

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

David Lowe

Dr David Lowe

Consultant in Immunology, Royal Free Hospital


Professor Tim McHugh

Professor of Medical Microbiology & Director, UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology, Division of Infection & Immunity, UCL

Tim's group contribute to all stages of the TB drug development pathway with projects on evaluation of new compounds as well as supporting the laboratory aspects of clinical trials. An underlying theme is the development of biomarkers of treatment outcome, whether transcriptomic analysis of in vitro treatments or the more complex picture of monitoring outcome in patients. 

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Robert Miller

Dr Robert Miller

Reader in Clinical Infection, Research Department of Infection & Population Health, UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health



Professor Mahdad Noursadeghi

Professor of Infectious Diseases, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity

Mahdad studied Medicine at Guy's Hospital followed by postgraduate training in General Medicine at the National Hospital at Queen Square, Royal Brompton Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and Newham General Hospital.  

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Dr Lele Rangaka

Dr Lele Rangaka

Clinical Associate Professor within the UCL Institute of Global Health

Lele 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.

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Delane Shingadia

Dr Delane Shingadia

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


Al Story

Dr Al Story

Clinical Lead and manager for London's TB Find and Treat service (UCLH)



Dr Conor Tweed

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