Head of Immunomodulation and Vaccines (I-Vac) Programme

Alison Elliott is a Professor of Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She has worked full-time in Uganda since 1997. She holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, MBBS from the University of London and MD from the University of Cambridge, as well as a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and she is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and of the UK Royal College of Physicians. As well as the Vaccines and Immunity Programme, she leads the Makerere University- UVRI Centre of Excellence for Infection and Immunity Research and Training (MUII-plus; ). She has served on the interim Scientific Advisory Committee of the EDCTP, and the selection panel for GLOBVAC (the “program for global helse - og vaksinasjonsforskning” of the Research Council of Norway). She currently serves on the Uganda Ministry of Health’s technical committee for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Her interests focus on interactions between co-infections, and on the effects of helminth infection on immune responses to vaccines and on infectious and allergic disease incidence in children in Uganda; and on research capacity building in Africa.