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David Lalloo

Centre Director:  Professor David Lalloo MB BS MD FRCP FFTM RCPS (Glasg)

David is a Professor of Tropical Medicine, Dean of Clinical Sciences and International Public Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.  His areas of interest include clinical trials in resource poor settings and travel medicine.  He took over the directorship of the centre in 2009.

Having undergone initial training in Newcastle, David trained in General (Internal) Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, spending three years in Papua New Guinea. He undertook clinical and laboratory research in Oxford before moving as Senior Lecturer to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1999. Since then he has focused on clinical trials in the tropics, particularly in HIV related infections, malaria and envenoming. He currently has collaborations and studies in a number of countries including Uganda, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. He holds an appointment as Honorary Consultant at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and is Clinical Director of the Tropical Medicine Directorate.

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Tel: +44 151 705 3179

Fax: +44 151 705 3368

Email: david.lalloo@lstmed.ac.uk

 

 

 

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Deputy Centre Director:  Professor Neil French

Neil is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Liverpool and consultant in Infectious Diseases at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust. He has spent the majority of his career investigating and understanding the health issues of Africa, spending 15 of the last 20 years living in Uganda and Malawi. His primary research focus is on bacterial disease, the interaction with HIV and prevention by vaccination. Although best described as a clinical epidemiologist he works with a broad array of research disciplines to promote vaccine development and policy.

Following medical School at the University of Edinburgh, Neil gravitated to Liverpool training in General (Internal) Medicine and Infectious Diseases. His first post in Africa took him to the  MRC programme on AIDS in Uganda.  Following this a Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellowship took him to the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Laboratories in Blantyre Malawi and then to the directorship of the Wellcome Trust funded Karonga Prevention Study in northern Malawi. Returning to Liverpool in 2011, he continues to undertake research in Malawi as well as in Liverpool and supervise fellows and PhD students.

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Tel: +44 151 795 9630

Email: N.French@liverpool.ac.uk

 

 

 

Melita Gordon

Deputy Director of Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme:  Professor Melita Gordon BA, BM, BCh, MA, MRCP, DTM&H, MD

Melita is currently Reader and Consultant in Gastroenterology, Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Translational Medicine. She has research interests in invasive Salmonellosis and tropical Gastroenterology, and leads an International Health Link supporting endoscopy in Africa.

After undergraduate training at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, Melita completed General (Internal) Medicine training in Oxford, Zambia (Chikankata) and Belfast, and specialist training in Gastroenterology and G(I)M  in Sheffield and Liverpool.  During this time, she also held a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to research non-typhoid Salmonella (NTS) infections, and lived and worked for 7 years in Blantyre, Malawi. Her research interest is in the clinical and molecular epidemiology of invasive NTS infections, and the systemic and mucosal host response to Salmonella infection. She serves on the Board and Steering Group of the WTCGHR.

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Tel: +44 151 795 9685

Email: magordon@liverpool.ac.uk

 

 

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Centre Manager: Mr John Spafford MSc

John is the WTCGHR Centre Manager. He provides managerial oversight for the daily operations of the Centre, secretarial support for its Steering Group & Board membership, and strategic support for the development of Fellowships and other Centre activities.

John joined the Centre in October 2013 having previously worked in the University’s Business Gateway. He received his undergraduate degree from the University’s Computer Science Department and then went on to complete an MSc in Electronic Business Strategy & Systems at Liverpool Management School.

Tel: +44 151 794 5544

Email: john.spafford@liverpool.ac.uk

 

 

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Programme Support Officer: Ms Carolyn O’Leary BSc MPH

Carolyn is the programme support officer for the WTCGHR. Carolyn provides day-to-day support to the Centre Manager and senior academics in the general running of the centre, and provides support for overseas researchers in locations such as Malawi, Vietnam and South Africa. She also provides support for the WGO Blantyre Training Centre, supporting endoscopy in Africa, and is a member of the programme management team for the University of Liverpool-University of Malawi joint PhD programme.

Carolyn joined the centre in 2009 having completed a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool and developing a background in chemistry. She has recently completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University. 

Tel: +44 151 794 4220

Fax: +44 151 794 6663

Email: olearyc@liverpool.ac.uk

 

 

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Storekeeper: Mr Matt Hanlon

Matt joined WTCGHR as storekeeper in January 2011. His key role is procurement of laboratory and medical equipment and consumables for overseas projects. He then manages their onward shipment to researchers in several countries, including Malawi, South Africa, Ecuador and Vietnam.




Tel:
+44 151 794 4223

Fax: +44 151 794 6663

Email: matt.hanlon@lstmed.ac.uk

 

 

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Research Group Project Administrator: Mrs Julie Clark

Julie joined WTCGHR in March 2012 offering financial administration support to the PAGe African Pneumococcal Consortium funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She now provides support for a large CDC grant held at Liverpool and at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme.



Tel:
+44 151 795 0186

Fax: +44 151 794 6663

Email: jclark4@liverpool.ac.uk

 

 

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Research Group Project Administration Assistant: Miss Mary Edgar

 Mary started working with the Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment of Influenza and other Respiratory  Infect. grant directed by Dr Dean Everett in 2016. She provides administration support for travel, procurement  and social media.

 Mary studied Ancient History at the University of Liverpool and wrote her MA on Roman magic.

Tel: +44 151 795 0186

Fax: +44 151 794 6663

Email: M.Edgar@liverpool.ac.uk