After attending the University of Cambridge and Middlesex Hospital Medical School Brian Greenwood qualified in medicine in 1962. Following house-officer appointments in London, he spent 3 years in Western Nigeria at University College Hospital, Ibadan where he worked as a medical registrar and research fellow. This period in Nigeria was followed by 3 years in the UK training in clinical immunology. In 1970, he returned to Nigeria to help establish a new medical school at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Here he developed his research interests in malaria and meningococcal disease whilst continuing to teach and practice clinical medicine.
In 1980, he moved to the UK Medical Research Council Laboratories in The Gambia, which he directed for the next 15 years. In The Gambia, he helped to establish a multi-disciplinary research programme that focused on some of the most important infectious diseases prevalent in The Gambia and neighbouring countries such as malaria, pneumonia, measles, meningitis, hepatitis and HIV2. During this period he contributed to malaria, pneumococcal, Hib, meningococcal, rotavirus, polio and hepatitis vaccine trials.
In 1996, he was appointed to the staff of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he is now Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine and Director of the Gates Malaria Partnership. He is also Director of the School's Malaria Centre which co-ordinates a programme of research and capacity development in malaria.
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street, London WCIE 7HT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7299 4707
Fax: +44 (0)20 7299 4720
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