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Professor Paul Elkington

Professor Paul Elkington

Director of Inst. for Medical Innovation

Research interests

  • tuberculosis
  • immunopathology
  • diagnosis

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Paul Elkington is a clinician scientist with a subspecialty interest in tuberculosis.  He delivers inpatient care on the respiratory wards and outpatient tuberculosis care, and has a broad teaching portfolio.  Paul leads the tuberculosis research group, studying an infection that continues to kill four thousand people every day.  The group conducts cross-disciplinary research using bioengineering approaches to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to address a global epidemic that is second only to COVID-19, and has killed more humans than any other infection.  In addition, Paul initiated and co-directed the Personal Respirator Southampton (PeRSo) project, providing highly efficacious and sustainable PPE during waves 1 and 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Paul was awarded an MBE for services to medicine in 2020.