Imperial College London

Professor Francis Drobniewski

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Chair in Global Health and Tuberculosis







Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





  • Fellow of the European Society Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, European Society Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2017
  • SIr John Crofton Lecture, Royal Society of Medicine: Respiratory Section, 2015
  • Freedom of the City of London, Corporation of the City of London, 2013

External Positions

  • Member, Technical Review Panel, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, 2017
  • Clinical Advisor, British Thoracic Society Multiple Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, British Thoracic Society, 2018
  • Member, WHO Technical Expert Group: critical concentrations for drug susceptibility testing of medicines used in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, World Health Organisation, 2017 - 2018
  • Member, WHO Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Tuberculosis Medicines, World Health Organisation, 2017
  • Chairman and Member, World Health Organisation European Laboratory Initiative, World Health Organisation, 2016
  • Specialist Member, Quality Standards Advisory Committee, NICE, 2016 - 2016
  • Chairman and Core Group Member, World health Organisation ELI, World health Organisation, 2016
  • Member, NICE TB Guideline Group, NICE, 2013 - 2015
  • Member, ECDC TB Disease Programme Coordination Committee, European Center for Disease Control, 2014
  • Chairman (2006-2009) and Member (until 2011), WHO Euro Laboratory Strengthening Task Force, WHO, 2006 - 2011
  • Board member, TB Programme Board, Health Protection Agency, 2009 - 2012
  • Member, National Clinical Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis advisory panel, British Thoracic Society, 2009
  • Committee Member, Joint TB Committee, British Thoracic Society, 2000
  • Member, Guideline Development Group-IGRA assays for latent infection, NICE, 2010 - 2011
  • Panel Member, Respiratory Panel, Joint Vaccine and Immunisation Committee
  • Member, Advisory Commitee, EuroTB Surveillance, 1996 - 2008
  • Co-ordinator, European Center for Disease Control, European TB Reference Laboratory Network, 2009 - 2015
  • Director, WHO Supra National Reference Laboratory, WHO, 2006

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow, The Royal Society of Public Health
  • Society Member, British Infection Society, 2011
  • Society Member, Hospital Infection Society, 2000
  • Society Member, International Union Against Tuberculosis
  • Society Member, European Respiratory Society
  • Society Member, The Biochemical Society
  • Society Member, The British Thoracic Society
  • Society Member, The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London, 2010

Links with Other Academic Bodies

  • Professor of Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Diseases, Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, King’s College and Queen Mary College London, 2005 - 2008
  • Professor of International Health and Tuberculosis, Queen Mary College, 2011

Industrial Connections

  • Health Sciences Research, Director

Editorial Boards

  • BMC Medicine, Member, 2013