Professor Peter Chiodini

Peter Chiodini OBE graduated from King’s College London with first class honours in zoology and gained his PhD in parasitology at the Wellcome Research Laboratories. He then studied medicine in London before undergoing specialist training in communicable diseases in Birmingham.

He is consultant parasitologist at the University College London Hospitals' Hospital for Tropical Diseases, honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and director of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Malaria Reference Laboratory.

Professor Chiodini organises the UK National External Quality Assessment Schemes for Parasitology, is a member of the UKHSA Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention in Travellers and advises the National Blood Service on the prevention of transfusion-transmitted parasitic infections.

He was Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Glasgow (2009 to 2012). 

His research interests centre on novel diagnostics, malaria and echinococcosis.