London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a leading postgraduate institution worldwide for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Part of the University of London but with an independent legal charter, LSHTM is the largest institution of its kind in Europe with a remarkable depth and breadth of expertise encompassing many disciplines. Its mission is “To improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice”.  TANDEM researchers are based in the Departments of Immunology and Infection, Clinical Research, and Global Health and Development, and part of the Tuberculosis Centre, the Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases and the Diagnostics Centre.

Hazel Dockrell is an immunologist with over 35 years of experience working on cellular immunology and immunity to infection, with a focus on immunity to mycobacteria and biomarkers. She is Professor of Immunology and Special Advisor to the Director on Overseas Programmes, and on the Steering Committees of the TBVI, IDEA, and AE-TBC consortia. She is the PI of the TANDEM Consortium.

Jackie Cliff is an immunologist with experience investigating immune responses to tuberculosis. She is particularly interested in using transcriptomic technology to identify host biomarkers of TB infection, disease and TB treatment-response, and in the biological characterisation of candidate biomarkers. She is the leader for Work package 3: Bioprofiling.  She is the Course Content Director for the MSc in Infectious Diseases by distance learning.

David Moore is a Clinician Scientist who has worked for more than a decade on tuberculosis in Peru in collaborative research with the National TB Control Programme. Themes of interest under the broad umbrella of novel approaches to enhancing TB control  include development, evaluation and implementation of new TB and MDRTB diagnostics, TB infection control and transmission, management of MDRTB exposure and pharmacokinetics of anti-TB chemotherapy.

Ulla Griffiths is a health economist with expertise in economic evaluation of health care interventions in low-income settings. She has experience in treatment cost data collection, health related quality of life measurements and development of decision-analytic models. During 2006-2009, Ulla was Director of cost-effectiveness for the Hib Initiative, a project funded by the GAVI Alliance to expedite decision making about Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in GAVI eligible countries. In addition to her work on vaccines, Ulla is also involved in economic evaluations of weight management, tuberculosis and eye care interventions.

Yoko Laurence is a PhD student in health economics with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing. She has 4 years of postgraduate teaching experience in biostatistics and health policy, as well as primary health care and health economics modules. She is adept at both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

Principal Investigator

Photo of Prof. Hazel Dockrell Prof. Hazel Dockrell
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Professor of Immunology
Keppel Street, London WC1E7HT, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7927 2466
Fax: +44 20 7927 2666

Additional Team Members

Photo of  Jackie Cliff Jackie Cliff
Tel: + 44 20 7612 7833
Fax: +44 20 7927 2131
Role in the project:  Researcher
David Moore
Tel: + 44 20 7612 7805
Fax: +44 20 7637 4314
Role in the project:  Researcher and Peru site lead
Ulla Griffiths
Tel: +44 78 1659 0664
Fax: +44 20 7637 4314
Role in the project:  Principal investigator of the cost-effectiveness analysis
Yoko Laurence
Tel: +44 75 3111 4253
Role in the project:  Researcher on the cost-effectiveness analysis

Institution legal name
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Institution short name

Keppel Street
London WC1E7HT
United Kingdom