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Professor Robert Read

Head of Clinical and Experimental Sciences
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Institute: University of Southampton



Professor Robert Charles Read is Head of Academic Unit - Clinical and Experimental Sciences within Medicine at the University of Southampton.  He undertook clinical and research training in Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol, London, Nottingham and San Francisco. He was appointed as an academic infectious disease physician at the University of Sheffield in 1995 and served as Professor of Infectious Diseases there from 2002-2012, prior to moving to Southampton in September 2012.

Professor Read has research interests in the pathogenesis and prevention of rapidly lethal infectious diseases, especially meningococcal and pneumococcal disease, and influenza.

He is the chairman of the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Specialty Group for the NIHR clinical research network, and Chairs the postdoctoral awards panel for the NIHR Personal Training Fellowships scheme. He was chairman of the 2013 Annual Meeting Program Committee of the Infectious Disease Society of America.

He was appointed as member of the Joint Committee on Vaccine Implementation (JCVI) in September 2013.  He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Infection and Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, and is author and co-author of 200 publications mainly in the field of infectious diseases.


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