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Building global collaborations to improve the health of children in low-resource settings

Imperial is consistently ranked as the most international university in the United Kingdom and has a long-standing interest in global health. This is particularly the case for child health. Many researchers within the Faculty of Medicine are either working in low- and middle-income countries or working closely with partners in those countries. The Global Health theme within the Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health seeks to bring together academics within the Faculty who are interested in understanding and improving the health of children in low-resource settings. We also aim to work with local partners and international agencies to generate evidence that will influence policy and practice.

Key research areas and theme leadership

Key research areas


  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • HIV and other blood-borne viruses
  • Maternal and infant vaccination
  • Emergency care research
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Neonatal care
  • Population impact of vaccines
  • Translation of multi-level ‘omics technology into diagnostic point-of-care tests for low-resource settings
  • Early child development
  • Economic evaluation of health interventions

Theme lead


Dr James Seddon
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Dr Seddon is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial, an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and an Honorary Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. His research focuses on children with tuberculosis, specifically drug-resistant forms of disease.

Further information on Dr Seddon

Theme members

Larissa Franklin Revill

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Larissa Franklin Revill
Laboratory Manager

Heather Jackson

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Heather Jackson
Research Postgraduate

Dr Andrew McArdle

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Dr Andrew McArdle
Clinical Research Fellow

Victoria Tsang

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Victoria Tsang
Paediatric Pharmacist

Professor Gareth Tudor-Williams

Professor Gareth Tudor-Williams

Professor Gareth Tudor-Williams
Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases