Imperial College London

Dr. Robin Basu Roy

Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Casual - Academic Professional



+44 (0)20 7594 2063r.basu-roy Website




235Wright Fleming WingSt Mary's Campus





MRC/DFID Clinical Research Training Fellow - Imperial College London/MRC Gambia 

Dr. Robin Basu Roy is a Paediatrics Specialty Trainee working in childhood tuberculosis research with Professors Beate Kampmann and Elaine Holmes.

His PhD research is into paediatric immunity to M. tuberculosis infection using epidemiological, functional, cellular and molecular techniques to explore protection against tuberculosis. 

He previously spent six months with Prof. Eric Rubin at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2010-11. He trained at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and has a Masters of Education Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Robin's publications are listed on PubMed / ResearchGate / Google Scholar.

He is now a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics at the University of Oxford:

Robin also has an interest in using the power of film to engage with the public and stimulate interdisciplinary discussion about child well-being. He has worked with Adam Dawtrey, producer of Mark Cousins' acclaimed documentary "A Story of Children & Film" and the "Cinema of Childhood" season, to combine screenings of great films with panel discussions and Q&A sessions about childhood, health, and the arts. 

The project continues with Watch Talk Think hosted by the V&A Museum of Childhood:

Details of the most recent screenings:




Basu Roy R, 2019, A prescription for cinematic lenses on child and adolescent health, The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, ISSN:2352-4642

Darboe S, Dobreniecki S, Jarju S, et al., 2019, Prevalence of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) and Antimicrobial Resistance in Community-Acquired Clinical Staphylococcus aureus in an Urban Gambian Hospital: A 11-Year Period Retrospective Pilot, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Vol:9, ISSN:2235-2988

Roy RB, Sambou B, Uhia I, et al., 2019, An auto-luminescent fluorescent BCG whole blood assay to enable evaluation of paediatric mycobacterial responses using minimal blood volumes, Frontiers in Pediatrics, Vol:7, ISSN:2296-2360

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

Antolin LF, Kadambari S, Braccio S, et al., 2018, Increased detection of human parechovirus infection in infants in England during 2016: epidemiology and clinical characteristics, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol:103, ISSN:0003-9888, Pages:1061-1066

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