Alumni Career Profiles

Completion of an MSc, PhD, MD or research contract in this Department will provide the opportunity to gain significant skills and knowledge in the field of infection, immunity and inflammation, as well as numerous transferable skills developed as part of research work.

On this page, we feature the career profiles of some of the Department’s PhD alumni as examples of the variety of career paths that are possible. Thank you to all the alumni who have shared their biographies with us.

Share your story – If you would like to share your biography on this page, we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact Gina Barnett

Professor Mona Bafadhel

BafadhelMona Bafadhel is a Senior Clinical Researcher, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Nuffield Dept of Medicine, University of Oxford and Associate Professor, NIHR Fellow, Medical Sciences, Lincoln College, University of Oxford. See full profile

Professor Surinder Birring
Surinder Birring is Consultant Respiratory Physician and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at King’s College Hospital and King’s College, London. See full profile
Dr Glenn Cruse
Glenn Cruse is an Assistant Professor of Immunology in the Molecular Biomedical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA. See full profile
Dr Grant Dewson
Dewson web2Grant Dewson is Laboratory Head, Cell Signalling and Cell Death Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Melbourne, Australia). See full profile
Dr Primrose Freestone
Primrose Freestone is an Associate Professor in Clinical Microbiology, Dept of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation, University of Leicester. See full profile
Professor Stephen Gordon
Stephen Gordon is Gordon web2Professor in Infection Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin. See full profile
Dr Georgina Manning
Georgina Manning is Head of the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK. See full profile
Dr Sara Sandrini
Sandrini web2Sara Sandrini is Products Development and Technical Support Executive, Cleaver Scientific, Rugby, UK. See full profile

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Contact Details

Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation,
Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 9HN, UK 

General enquiries to:
Alison Brown

T:+44 (0)116 252 2951
F:+44 (0)116 252 5030

Postgraduate enquiries to: 
Susan Kapadia (PhD)

Anna Boyce (MSc)

Erasmus and Study Abroad Co-ordinator:

Professor Peter Andrew

T: +44 (0)116 252 2951

Other contact details can be found in People

Head of Department: Professor Andy Wardlaw

Deputy Head of Department: Dr Shaun Heaphy

Respiratory Team Lead: Professor David Cousins

Microbial Sciences Team Lead: TBC

Renal team Lead: Dr Jon Barratt


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