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Professor Stephen Gordon

Professor Stephen Gordon
Director of the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme
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Institute: University of Malawi



Stephen Gordon was educated at the University of Cambridge and trained in General Medicine in Oxford, Zambia and Belfast.  He specialised in Respiratory Medicine in Sheffield (Clinical Lecturer) and completed Wellcome Trust Training and Career Development Fellowships studying susceptibility to pulmonary infections in Malawi.

Stephen Gordon worked at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine from 2005-15.  He led the LSTM Respiratory Group who developed studies of the effect of biomass fuel smoke on defence against infection.  The Respiratory Group at LSTM also has themes of research targeting vaccine discovery and testing, pathogenesis and the treatment of pneumococcal disease, using human samples from both healthy volunteers and patients.  The team developed an Experimental Human Pneumococcal Carriage (EHPC) model in which healthy volunteers were challenged with pneumococci in order to study the immunological correlates of carriage, protection and clearance.  Current work to exploit the EHPC model is underpinned by an MRC Programme grant.  

Stephen has recently taken up his appointment as Director of the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme of Clinical Tropical Research and renewed the core grant for 2018-2023.  Under his leadership, the MLW Programme will work with the College of Medicine and partners to conduct research that benefits health and to develop leaders in translational research in Malawi and the region.

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