Professor Peter Horby

Peter is a clinical academic who trained in adult medicine, infectious diseases and public health in the UK and Australia. He is Director of the Epidemic Diseases Research Group at Oxford where he is involved in conducting clinical and epidemiological research on epidemic and emerging infections. He has worked extensively in resource constrained settings and has led research on a range of emerging and epidemic infections, including variant CJD, SARS, avian influenza A/H5N1 and A/H7N9, dengue, cholera, measles, Streptococcus suis, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, and Ebola. He is a member of the UK Department of Health New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group and the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, a specialist team of health experts ready to be deployed to tackle outbreaks of deadly disease anywhere in the world within 48 hours. Peter is an advisor to the World Health Organization on the research agenda for influenza; the prioritization of severe emerging infectious diseases for research and development; and clinical trial designs for epidemic-prone infections.

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