||Address:||Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM), Churchill Hospital
Old Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LE
|Tel:||+44 (0)1865 611413|
|Principal areas of research:||Understanding the human host immune response to Tuberculosis (TB) infection; TB vaccine clinical trials|
Julia is a clinical research fellow at the Jenner Institute, working in the Tuberculosis (TB) vaccine programme, headed by Professor Helen McShane.
Tuberculosis kills 1.8 million people each year and is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotic therapy. As such there is an urgent need to develop an effective vaccine. The group is currently working on a Phase 1 trial assessing the safety and immunogenicity of a novel viral vector TB vaccine in adults with latent TB. We are also running a clinical trial using a novel challenge model to better understand the human immune response to Mycobacterial infection.
Julia’s background is a primary care physician with subspecialties in public health and tropical medicine. She has experience working in Kenya, Tanzania and Papua New Guinea and prior to coming to Oxford worked under Professor Heath in paediatric vaccine trials at St George’s, University of London.