Professor Helen Fletcher
As Professor of Immunology at LSHTM I focus on Tuberculosis (TB) vaccines and immune correlates of risk. Since 2000 I have worked with scientists across Africa - in The Gambia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Senegal, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.
I am also co- Principal Investigator of The VALIDATE Network. An MRC/BBSRC GCRF funded Network of UK and LMIC scientists working to develop vaccines for TB, melioidosis, leishmaniasis and leprosy.
My Ph.D was in Microbiology from the University of Leeds, where I also completed my undergraduate degree. I'm co-Editor of the journal Tropical Medicine and International Health and have written over 100 peer review research articles and chapters.
Co-organizer of the Vaccine Immunology MSc module and a tutor on the IDM502 Tuberculosis Distance Learning programme
See here for a discussion of the global challenge of tuberculosis
And here is a video which describes some of the work we did on TB vaccine development
In this radio show we talk about how vaccines work