Diana Gibb, Professor of Epidemiology

Diana is a Professor of Epidemiology and a Paediatrician. She is a senior member of the Infections research theme and co-leads research programmes on respiratory infections and on syndromic infections at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit. Di specialises in HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and infant morbidity in Africa.

Over the last 30 years she has set up and coordinated a network of clinical trials and cohorts across Europe, Thailand and South America mainly addressing questions in paediatric HIV infection. In 1999 her geographical focus expanded to East Africa, and more recently to Asia, where she currently runs large trials addressing strategy questions in adult and paediatric HIV infection.

Capacity development is an important feature of these overseas collaborations, including interactive courses in paediatric HIV, on-the-ground training in clinical trials and PhD mentorship.

Today, Di’s research interests also include malaria and antimicrobial resistance where she collaborates widely with clinical and research centres on all of these topics. Wide inter-disciplinary collaborations with health economists, pharmacologists, social and basic scientists and innovators of medicines for children are incorporated into her trial programmes.

Di serves on several WHO advisory and guideline committees and continues to hold a licence to practice with the General Medical Council.