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Dr Aubrey Cunnington is a Clinician Scientist and honorary consultant in Paediatric Infectious Disease. His major research interests are in host-pathogen interactions which cause severe outcomes of infection, particularly severe malaria. He also works on personalised medicine approaches to diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in children.
Gareth Tudor-Williams is a Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London, and Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St. Mary’s Hospital, London.
His interest in paediatric infectious diseases was sparked by two years of working in the Himalayas for Save the Children Fund UK. He has specialised in HIV infection in children since 1989, as a Fellow at Duke University, N. Carolina, and as a Visiting Scientist / Attending Physician at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Since 1994, he has helped run a multi-disciplinary service for HIV infected children, young people and their families at St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He was the founding Chair of the Children’s HIV Association of the UK and Ireland (CHIVA). He has been involved in international Phase II and III trials relating to paediatric blood-borne virus infections for 30 years. He has recently been contracted by WHO and UNICEF to help provide a clinical and training response to a newly diagnosed cluster of more than 900 HIV infected children in NW Sindh Province of Pakistan.