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Prof Ibrahim Abubakar
3rd Floor
30 Guilford Street
  • Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
UCL Director,UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

Ibrahim Abubakar (MBBS, DPH, MSc, PhD, FFPH, FRCPE, FRCP, FMedSci) is Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health. He led the UCL Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL-TB and was a senior investigator at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit. He was head of TB at Public Health England.  Prior to his appointment at UCL, he was Professor in Health Protection at the Norwich Medical School. He qualified in medicine in 1992 and initially trained in general medicine before specialising in public health medicine. His academic public health training was undertaken at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia.  

He is the chair of Lancet Migration: global collaboration to advance migration health and the Wellcome Trust Expert Review Group on Population Health. He was chair of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis. He serves on/chairs several expert/advisory groups for the WHO and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.  

Research Summary

In addition to his role as Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health, Prof Abubakar runs a global health research programme that addresses major diseases affecting vulnerable groups. His work focuses on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of infections including tuberculosis, hepatitides, HIV, and other common problems such as antimicrobial resistance and vaccine preventable diseases particularly among underserved populations. 

2011 – 31-JUL-2012 Clinical Professor in Health Protection Department of Medicine Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
2010 – 2012 Senior Lecturer Infectious Disease Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2012   Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians
2007   Doctor of Philosophy University of East Anglia
2001   Diplom University of Cambridge
1999   Master of Science London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1992   Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery Ahmadu Bello University
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