Professor Robert Charles Read
Head of Academic Unit - Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Professor of Infectious Diseases,Honorary Consultant Physician to Southampton University Hospitals
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Professor Robert Charles Read is Head of Academic Unit - Clinical and Experimental Sciences within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
Professor Robert Read undertook clinical and research training in Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol, London, Nottingham and San Francisco. He was appointed as an academic infectious disease physician at the University of Sheffield in 1995 and served as Professor of Infectious Diseases there from 2002-2012, prior to moving to Southampton in September 2012.
Professor Read has research interests in the pathogenesis and prevention of rapidly lethal infectious diseases, especially meningococcal and pneumococcal disease, and influenza.
He is the chairman of the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Specialty Group for the NIHR clinical research network, and Chairs the postdoctoral awards panel for the NIHR Personal Training Fellowships scheme. He was chairman of the 2013 Annual Meeting Program Committee of the Infectious Disease Society of America.
He was appointed as member of the Joint Committee on Vaccine Implementation (JCVI) in September 2013.
He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Infection and Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, and is author and co-author of 200 publications mainly in the field of infectious diseases.
- B.Med.Sci.(Physiology), University of Sheffield
- M.B. Ch.B, University of Sheffield
- M.R.C.P., UK 1985
- M.D., Sheffield 1992
- F.R.C.P. London 1997
- FRCP Glasgow 2006
Professor of Infectious Diseases University of Sheffield (1995-2012)
Peel Medical Research Trust Travelling Fellow San Francisco General Hospital (1994-1995)
Senior Registrar in Medicine and Infectious Diseases to the Nottingham and Sheffield Hospitals UK (1991-1994)
Research Fellow, Hon. Registrar, National Heart and Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, (1988-1991)
Registrar in Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, (1986-1988)
Registrar in Medicine Bristol Royal Infirmary (1983-1985)
Senior House Officer in Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals (1983-1985)
Pre-Registration House Officer, Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield (1982-1983)