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.
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: www.vam.ac.uk/moc/events/watch-talk-think-film-season-2/
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