Areas of interest
Clinical trials in resource poor settings. Travel medicine.
Having undergone initial training in Newcastle upon Tyne, David Lalloo trained in General (Internal) Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, spending three years in Papua New Guinea. He undertook clinical and laboratory research in Oxford before moving as Senior Lecturer to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1999. Since then he has focused on clinical trials in the tropics, particularly in HIV related infections, malaria and envenoming. He currently has collaborations and studies in a number of countries including Uganda, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. He holds an appointment as Honorary Consultant at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and is Clinical Director of the Tropical Medicine Directorate
Lectures and small group teaching on the Liverpool DTM and H. Lectures to many other groups nationally.
Clinical trials in resource poor settings. Particular interest in HIV and opportunistic infections. Recently completed a large MRC funded trial on primary prophylaxis against cryptococcal disease in Uganda and studies on meningitis in Malawi. Currently running studies of safety of repeated dosing of artemisinin combination therapy in children.(www.actconsortium.org/). Clinical trials in envenoming are ongoing in Sri Lanka: recently completed a large study assessing prophylaxis against antivenom reactions and commencing a national epidemiological study
Currently supervising 11 PhD and MD students
Wellcome Trust Liverpool Tropical Centre and Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD programme http://www.liverpoolwttc.org.uk/
Other relevant expertise, professional memberships etc.
- Chair: Health Protection Agency Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention in Travellers
- Member: Steering Committee of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NATHNAC)
- Member: MRC Infection and Immunity Board
- Member: MRC Ethics Policy Advisory Committee
- Member: MRC Global Health Group
- Member: Wellcome Trust/MRC/DfID Clinical Trials PaneI
- External Examiner: DTM and H, Royal College of Physicians, London,
- Chairman of a number of international Data Monitoring Committees