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Dr Tom Yates
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  • Clinical Training Fellow / NIHR Clinical Lecturer
  • Div of Infection & Immunity
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Tom Yates is a specialist registrar in infectious diseases and general medicine. Tom holds a BSc in Immunology and Cellular Pathology (UCL, 2006), an MSc in Epidemiology (LSHTM, 2012), a Diploma in HIV Management (College of Family Physicians of South Africa, 2014) and a PhD in Epidemiology (UCL, 2016). Prior to starting as a Clinical Lecturer at UCL, Tom was an Academic Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London (2018-2021), a Visiting Scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi (2016), a Visiting Researcher at the Africa Centre (now part of AHRI) in KwaZulu-Natal (2013-14), and an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at Oxford Vaccine Group (2010-11). He set up and is an active member of North London TB Journal Club.

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Tom's research has focused on the epidemiology and control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in high burden settings (particularly South Africa) and, more recently, on the indirect effects of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Other interests include randomised controlled trials, Mendelian randomisation,the barriers migrant communities face in accessing NHS services, and inpatient care for people who inject drugs.

He is an investigator on Umoya omuhle, a collaborative research project investigating nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in clinics in South Africa. Tom supported enrollment to the RECOVERY trial and completed the NIHR Associate PI scheme.

Current funders: NIHR, the UK Medical Research Council, ESRC (via GCRF), and the Colt Foundation.

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