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Leadership

Centre Director

Beate Kampmann

Beate Kampmann

Centre Director

Professor of Paediatric Infection & Immunity

Steering Group

Kevin Tetteh

Innovation

Department of Immunology and Infection

Sebastian Funk

Innovation

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Petra Klepac

Evaluation

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Tracey Chantler

Evaluation

Department of Global Health and Development

Sophie Rhodes

Application

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

AnneWajja

Anne Wajja

Application

MRC Uganda, Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)

Centre Manager

Tui Swinnen

Project Coordinator

Student Liaison Officers 2020/21

Keira Burns

Keira Burns

Student Liaison Officer (PhD)

Keira is in the final year of her PhD studies with the LSHTM in collaboration with National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC). She studied Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Bath where she completed an industrial placement year at Public Health England.  

She has a strong interest in bacterial vaccine research and development, with her current work focusing on the development of a glycoconjugate vaccine against Group A Streptococcus. Keira also has a passion for understanding and promoting knowledge on vaccine lifecycles, particularly the steps required for vaccine safety testing and licensure.

Zacchaeus Anywaine

Zacchaeus Anywaine

Student Liaison Officer (PhD)

Dr. Zacchaeus Anywaine is a PhD student in the department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, LSHTM. His PhD concept aims at studying Rift Valley fever (RVF) immuno-epidemiology and vaccine development among humans in Uganda.

He is currently based at the LSHTM- MRC Unit in Uganda where he’s an investigator on the novel One-health ChAdOx1 RVF phase I vaccine clinical trial at the Unit site in Entebbe. He has also conducted phase I and II Ebola vaccine clinical trials as well as trials evaluating HIV microbicides, drugs for HIV, opportunistic infections and Plague (caused by Yersinia pestis).

Abbey Evans

Abbey Evans

Student Liaison Officer (MSc)

Abbey is currently undertaking LSHTM’s MSc Control of Infectious Diseases. After obtaining a BSc and MSc in immunology she worked at Imperial College London investigating strategies to prevent HIV transmission at the mucosal surface.

Abbey’s research interests encompass prevention and control of viral pathogens. She is keenly interested in the full lifecycle of vaccine development, evaluation and implementation, as well as strategies to improve vaccine uptake and confidence.

Lucy Ahern

Lucy Ahern

Student Liaison Officer (MSc)

Lucy is currently studying an MSc in Immunology of infectious diseases at LSHTM. She comes to the Vaccine Centre with an academic background in Biology and a year of industry experience in a mass spectrometry lab. She currently runs a weekly immunology journal club and is passionate about science communication. Her interest lies in Vaccine Immunology and she plans to pursue a PhD in this field.