Imperial College London

Dr James A Seddon

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Diseases
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3179james.seddon

 
 
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Location

 

235Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, and divide my time between Cape Town and London. Clinical work takes place at St. Mary's Hospital in London where I look after children with complex infectious diseases. My major area of research is that of children with tuberculosis, specifically drug-resistant forms.

I studied medicine at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Imperial College London and have carried out paediatric training in both the UK and Australia. Before clinical academia, I was an infantry officer in the British army, worked as a doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières in Côte d'Ivoire and spent time on an expedition in Patagonia. I undertook my PhD in Cape Town, studying drug-resistant tuberculosis in children, and have gained Diplomas in Tropical Medicine and Paediatric Infectious Diseases. During 2017 I spent six months at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in Harvard University on a Fulbright Scholarship evaluating different strategies to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis in children.

I am currently funded through an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship to evaluate correlates of risk in children exposed to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Basu Roy R, Whittaker E, Seddon JA, et al., 2019, Tuberculosis susceptibility and protection in children, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:19, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:e96-e108

Dodd P, Yuen C, Becerra M, et al., 2018, The potential impact of household contact management on childhood tuberculosis: a mathematical modelling study, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:6, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e1329-e1338

Harausz EP, Garcia-Prats AJ, Law S, et al., 2018, Treatment and outcomes in children with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis, PLOS Medicine, Vol:15, ISSN:1549-1277

Dodd P, Yuen C, Sismanidis C, et al., 2017, The global burden of tuberculosis mortality in children: amathematical modelling study, Lancet Global Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2214-109X

Dodd P, Sismanidis C, Seddon JA, 2016, The global burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis in children: a mathematical model, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:16, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:1193-1201

Yuen CM, Amanullah F, Dharmadhikari A, et al., 2015, Turning off the tap: stopping tuberculosis transmission through active case-finding and prompt effective treatment, The Lancet, Vol:386, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:2334-2343

Dodd PJ, Gardiner E, Coghlan R, et al., 2014, Burden of childhood tuberculosis in 22 high-burden countries: a mathematical modelling study, Lancet Global Health, Vol:2, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:E453-E459

Dodd PJ, Gardiner E, Coghlan R, et al., 2014, Burden of childhood tuberculosis in 22 high-burden countries: A mathematical modelling study, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:2

Seddon JA, Godfrey-Faussett P, Hesseling AC, et al., 2012, Management of children exposed to multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:12, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:469-479

Ettehad D, Schaaf HS, Seddon J, et al., 2012, Treatment outcomes for children with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Lancet Infectious Diseases

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