Prof Neil French MB ChB, PhD, FRCP

Professor of Infectious Diseases and Global Health and Hon Consultant Infectious Diseases Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology


    Personal Statement

    I am an infectious disease physician who has spent much of his career living and working in Africa. Initially with a strong focus on clinical HIV disease this has grown into a broader study of HIV within communities and the consequences of HIV for disease control at a community level. I have a particular interest in pneumococcal disease, respiratory health and the use of vaccines.

    Current research is focused on understanding the limitations of pneumococcal vaccine use in African populations affected by HIV. Other areas of interest include the biology and epidemiology of other streptococcal infections and the role of vaccines for their control, in particular conjugate vaccines to control Group B streptococcal infections.

    My work is predominantly epidemiology, integrating aspects of molecular biology and immunology as needed. I work on topics both in the UK and internationally with a strong connection to partners in Malawi.

    Administrative Roles

    • Co Director Centre for Global Vaccine Research, University of Liverpool
    • Liverpool Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre Clinical Director for Infection
    • Deputy Director Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research
    • North West Coast Clinical Research Network Division 6 lead
    • Institute of Infection & Global Health, Diagnostics, therapeutics & Vaccines Theme lead

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