Dr Derek Sloan

Dr Derek Sloan

Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3577
Email
djs26@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Research areas

I have worked in both high and low income countries, accruing extensive experience in the management of infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis (TB). I have successfully obtained research grant funding and completed a Wellcome Trust fellowship in Liverpool and Malawi, culminating in the award of a PhD from the University of Liverpool.

My research is targeted towards clinical therapeutics questions of global public health significance. Presentation and publication of my work has resulted in Young Investigator Awards and prizes at major international conferences. I have ongoing projects on the clinical pharmacology of anti-TB drugs, PK-PD modeling of responses to anti-microbial therapy and programmatic interventions to reduce mortality from infectious diseases in low resource settings.

I also have an interest in the acute management of infectious disease outbreaks, and supported the UKMed/NHS response to the Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in West Africa in 2015.

Year

My role

Funding source

2016-2019

Co-investigator

EDCTP

HIV/TB diagnostics; a one-stop shop for the same day diagnosis and management of TB and HIV

2015-2018

Supervisor/ Advisor

Commonwealth PhD Scholarship/ Epistem

Optimizing the Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis (TB) and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) among HIV Patients in a high TB and HIV burden setting (student: Rotimi Owolabi)

2015-2018

Primary Supervisor

Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowship awarded to Dr Andrew McCallum

2015-2017

Principal Investigator

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Effect of MIC distribution on clinical PK-PD modelling to predict treatment outcome in pulmonary TB patients from Blantyre, Malawi

2015-2017

Principal Investigator

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund Grant to LSTM

Drug resistance in TB: Microbiological & pharmacological variability influencing outcomes

2015-2017

Co-investigator

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund Grant to LSTM

Rational development of an optimal treatment regimen for isoniazid mono-resistant TB

2010-2012

Co-investigator & collaborator

Wellcome Trust Masters Training Fellowship awarded to Mr David Mzinza

2008-2012

Principal Investigator

Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowship

2008

Principal Investigator

LSTM Equipment Grant

(Awarded to set up a mycobacterial liquid culture facility in BSL3 laboratory)

PhD supervision

  • Marios Zachariou
  • Hellen Onyango
  • Joanna Rivas
  • Ritah Nakiboneka
  • Eva Agnes Laker Odongpiny

Selected publications

 

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