Professor Tom Solomon

Chief Investigator & Professor, Chair & Honorary Consultant, Neurology at the University of Liverpool

Prof Solomon is Chair of Neurological Science at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health. He also heads the multi-disciplinary Liverpool Brain Infections Group, which works to reduce the UK and global burden of neurological disease in adults and children caused by infections.

Dr Bhagteshwar Singh

BIGlobal Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Singh is currently based at the Christian Medcial College in Vellore, India for the Brain Infections Global study. He is also a clinical trainee in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine in Liverpool, UK.

Mr Andrew Carey

BIGlobal Project Manager at the University of Liverpool

Andrew is responsible for the operational management of the Brain Infections Global programme, including reporting and financial monitoring. He is the main point of contact for all partners and advisory panels as well as the funder, NIHR. He also manages other donor-funded projects on behalf of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Professor Richard Lilford

Prinicpal Investigator & Professor of Public Health at the University of Warwick

Prof Lilford is Professor of Public Health and Pro-Dean for Research, Director for Warwick Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery (W-CAHRD) and Director of the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) West Midlands, at the University of Warwick. His interests include complex and service delivery interventions, health economic evaluations, step-wedge cluster trials, improvement of health in slums, and multiple-indication reviews.

Dr Lance Turtle

Steering Group Member & Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool

Dr Turtle works in the Liverpool Brain Infections Group at the Institute of Infection & Global Health, and is an Honorary Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He has research experience in India, and his current interests include pathogenesis of arboviral disease, immunity to infection, vaccines and immune cross reactivity between flaviviruses.

Dr Michael Griffith

Co-Investigator & Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool

Dr Griffiths is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Liverpool Brain Infection Group, Institute of Infection & Global Health, and Honorary Paediatric Neurology Consultant at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. He has previously worked in Oxford, Kenya and Stanford (USA). His research interests include host responses to neurological infectious insults, particularly diagnostic and prognostic markers, using transcriptomics and proteomics.

Dr Fiona McGill

Co-Investigator & Academic Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases at the University of Liverpool

Dr McGill is a clinical lecturer with an expertise in observational, clinical epidemiological studies looking at adult onset meningitis in the UK. Her interests lie in improving diagnostic pathways. She does 50% clinical work (half ID and half microbiology) and 50% academic.

Dr Christopher Parry

Co-Investigator & Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool

Dr Parry is a clinician scientist with training in medical microbiology, infectious disease and tropical medicine and clinical accreditation in microbiology. He is a visiting Professor at the School of Tropical Medicine and Consultant Microbiologist at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. His main interests are epidemiology and management of severe bacterial infections in adults and children, and postgraduate education, and has clinical and research experience in Asia and Africa.

Dr Benedict Michael

Co-Investigator & Senior Clinician Scientist Fellow at the NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections at the University of Liverpool

Dr Michael runs the NeuroPACES course, assists in co-ordinating the NeuroID course, and leads the development of the NeuroAccess programme to improve neurological education in two sites in sub-Saharan Africa. His research interests include: Neuro-immunological responses, particularly to infection, and the clinical management of central nervous system infections.

Dr Ava Easton

Chair of Patient/Public Involvement Panel & Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society

Dr Easton has produced and published several papers, and more recently a book (Life After Encephalitis) on various aspects of encephalitis and its after-effects. She also speaks at conferences and provides lectures and training on acquired brain injury, and encephalitis and its consequences, for health, education and social care professionals, worldwide. Dr Easton is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Liverpool.

Prof Charles Newton

Chair of the External Advisory Panel & Lecturer at the University of Oxford

Prof Newton conducts research on CNS infections in children; epidemiological studies of epilepsy and neurological impairment; tetanus, jaundice and sepsis in neonates. At present he is conducting studies of Neurodevelopmental disorders and Epilepsy in Africa. In 2011, he took up a professorship in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford to concentrate of neurological and mental illness disorders in children living in Africa.