I completed undergraduate and core medical training in Birmingham. Having spent a year in Oxford working on phase 1 clinical vaccine trials I took up a clinical research fellow position at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and was initially involved in large collaborative project investigating the pathophysiology of severe pandemic influenza. I started specialist registrar training in infectious diseases and general internal medicine at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in 2010.
In 2012, I secured a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Training Fellowship to study acute community-acquired pneumonia in adults in Malawi. In a prospective cohort of almost 500 adults hospitalised with pneumonia, I described the aetiology of disease and identified risk factors for adverse outcome with the aim of informing patient triage and early management strategies. During the course of my lectureship at IGH, I plan to continue further research on the diagnosis and management of HIV-infected adults with severe respiratory tract infection in low-resource settings.