Imperial College London

Dr. Robin Basu Roy

Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Casual - Academic Professional



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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:




Noguera-Julian A, Calzada-Hernandez J, Brinkmann F, et al., 2020, Tuberculosis Disease in Children and Adolescents on Therapy With Antitumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Agents: A Collaborative, Multicenter Paediatric Tuberculosis Network European Trials Group (ptbnet) Study, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:71, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:2561-2569

García-Mingo A, Abbara A, Roy RB, 2020, "You said the hospital can't be bombed"., The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, ISSN:2352-4642

Basu Roy R, Sambou B, Sissoko M, et al., 2020, Protection against mycobacterial infection: A case-control study of mycobacterial immune responses in pairs of Gambian children with discordant infection status despite matched TB exposure, Ebiomedicine, Vol:59, ISSN:2352-3964, Pages:1-10

Cresswell F, Davis A, Sharma K, et al., 2020, Recent developments in Tuberculous meningitis pathogenesis and diagnostics [version 2; peer review: 1 approved], Wellcome Open Research, Vol:4, ISSN:2398-502X

Roy RB, Thee S, Blazquez-Gamero D, et al., 2020, Performance of immune-based and microbiological tests in children with tuberculosis meningitis in Europe: a multicentre Paediatric Tuberculosis Network European Trials Group (ptbnet) study, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:56, ISSN:0903-1936

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