St Mary's Hospital is one of the leading paediatric infectious diseases units in Europe and has a prestigious history of ground-breaking research, most notably in meningococcal disease. Our faculty comprises active clinicians and leading researchers in the field of Paediatric infectious diseases. The course faculty includes:-
Dr Sanjay Patel (Course Organiser)
Sanjay completed sub-speciality training in Paediatric infectious diseases and immunology in 2009 and then worked with Professor Mike Levin at Imperial College looking at innate immune responses in RSV infection. He is currently a Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology in Southampton.
Dr Aubrey Cunnington (Course Organiser)
Aubrey is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Imperial College. His research focuses on the interactions between hosts and pathogens which result in severe infectious diseases, particularly relating to malaria. Aubrey has recently been awarded a MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship to investigate the host-pathogen interactions which cause severe malaria.
Dr Jethro Herberg (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College)
Jethro Herberg is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital, London. His research interests focus on the immunopathology of respiratory infection. He is an experienced teacher at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including organising and tutoring on the Imperial MRCPCH course.
Dr Stephane Paulus (Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Alder Hey Children's Hospital)
Stephane Paulus trained in paediatric infectious diseases at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool and in the British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver, where he was trained in medical microbiology by Dr Edith Blondel-Hill. His main interests are antimicrobial therapy, infection control and infectious complications in oncology.
Dr James Hatcher (Consultant Microbiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)
Jim is a Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Consultant at St Mary’s and has a special interest in Paediatric infections.
Dr James Seddon (Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College)
James divides his time between clinical work as an honorary paediatric infectious diseases Consultant at St. Mary’s Hospital and research into children with tuberculosis. His main research focus is looking into why some children develop drug-resistant tuberculosis as well the best treatments for this severe form of disease.
Dr Liz Wyld (Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College)
Dr Whittaker is an honorary consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St Mary’s hospital and has particular research interests in tuberculosis, neonatal infections and development of the neonatal immune system.
Professor Simon Kroll (Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London)
Professor Kroll is a Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Infectious Diseases at St Mary’s Hospital. The activities of his research group (the Molecular Infectious Diseases Group, MIDG, established with Paul Langford) have focused on the genetic and molecular basis for the virulence of bacterial pathogens, in particular Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis, responsible for life-threatening infections such as meningitis and septicaemia in previously healthy children. He has served on the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), is a member of the Public Health England Meningococcus Forum, chairs the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of The Meningitis Trust and serves as a member of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
Professor Michael Levin (Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London)
Michael Levin is Professor of Paediatrics and International Child Health and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine at Imperial College. He trained in medicine in South Africa and in paediatrics in the UK before specialising in infectious diseases. He was Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street hospital before being appointed as Pro fesso r of Paediatrics at Imperial College London in 1990. His research has focused on life threatening infections of childhood including me ningococcal disease , childhood tuberculosis. Malaria, and Kawasaki disease, and severe respiratory inf ec tions.
Dr Claudine De Munter
Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Paediatric Intensive Care, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.