Diane Gibb, Professor in Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician
Diana is a paediatrician, Professor of Epidemiology and Programme Leader of the Paediatric Programme of trials and cohorts at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit. Over the last 30 years she set up and coordinated a network of clinical trials and cohorts within the across Europe, Thailand and South America mainly addressing questions in paediatric HIV infection.
Since 1999 her focus has expanded to East Africa, and more recently to India, where she runs large trials, addressing strategy questions in adult and paediatric HIV infection and more recently her focus has widened to tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis C and antimicrobial resistance, collaborating widely with clinical and research centres. Wide inter-disciplinary collaboration with health economists, pharmacologists, social and basic scientists and innovators of medicines for children are incorporated into trial programmes.
Capacity development is an important feature of the overseas collaborations, including interactive courses in paediatric HIV, on-the-ground training in clinical trials and PhD mentorship. She serves on a number of WHO advisory and guideline committees and continues a clinical commitment at the HIV Family clinic at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which she started in 1991.