Dr Tamsyn Derrick
Tamsyn trained as an immunologist in the Clinical Research Department at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). After completing an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Bristol in 2010, she studied for a Masters in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM. Following this Tamsyn joined the trachoma group at LSHTM to investigate immunofibrogenic host responses to ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection, completing her PhD in 2016. She then spent four years as a post-doctoral research fellow based at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania, researching the epidemiology, immunology and control of infectious eye diseases. In 2019, Tamsyn left LSHTM and she now works for the Medical Research Council.