Pr. Hazel M Dockrell (LSHTM) BA (Mod), PhD is Professor of Immunology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Following postdoctoral work on malaria at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School London, she joined the LSHTM in 1985 and developed a research programme on the immunology of leprosy and then tuberculosis. Her current research interests include assays for protective immunity and biosignatures that could be used in trials of new TB vaccines or drugs. She has collaborated with many overseas institutions including in Pakistan, Nepal, Mexico, Portugal, Uganda, The Gambia, and South Korea. Her group is currently funded by the NewTBVAC, TRANSVAC and IDEA EU consortia, and the EDCTP-funded AE-TBC consortium. New research planned includes studies of how diabetes affects gene expression profiles during TB therapy.
In 2011 she became Special Advisor to the Director on Overseas Programmes, with special responsibility for the research and capacity development projects run by LSHTM staff overseas, and LSHTM partnerships with institutions in low and middle-income countries.