Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Professor in Infectious Diseases



r.j.wilkinson Website




Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





  • Annual Scientific Prize, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2020
  • Medical Research Council of South Africa Gold medal for International Scientist, Medical research Council of South Africa, 2015
  • A1 rated Scientist (renewed 17 DEC 2020), National Research Foundation of South Africa, 2015
  • MRCT Data Safety Monitoring Board Fellowship, Harvard University, 2013

External Positions

Membership of Professional Bodies

Links with Other Academic Bodies

  • MRC Programme Leader, National Institute for Medical Research Mill Hill, London, NW7 1AA, 2007
  • Honorary Professor, University of Cape Town, 2004

Industrial Connections

  • Aeras Global tuberculosis foundation, Clinical trial of novel antituberculosis vaccine
  • The Oxford-Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium (OETC) Ltd, Phase IIB clinical trial of an antituberculosis vaccine


  • Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Tropical Medicine, Wellcome Trust, 2004
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians

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