Paul Heath is a Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St George’s University Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London, where he co-leads the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group and is the Director of the Vaccine Institute.

Before joining St George’s, Paul was a research fellow in the Oxford Vaccine Group Department of Paediatrics, at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Paul’s research has focused on the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, and clinical vaccine trials, particularly in at-risk groups, and in perinatal infections. He has published more than 230 articles in these areas.

He coordinates a European neonatal infection surveillance network and other recent work includes national surveillance on neonatal meningitis, neonatal Group B Streptococcus and Listeria infections, maternal immunization trials and studies of different vaccine schedules in preterm infants.

Paul sits on national UK committees concerned with meningitis, Group B Streptococcus prevention and immunization policies in children.

He is Chair of the Research Committee of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Associate Chief Editor of the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Journal and a member of the Global Alignment of Immunization safety Assessment in pregnancy (GAIA) Executive Committee. He is also the South London Clinical Research Network Lead for Children’s Research in the UK.

Paul trained in paediatrics and infectious diseases at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK and St George’s Hospital, in London.