Professor Christopher Conlon
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Interim Head of Department, Nuffield Department of Medicine
Professor Chris Conlon was appointed as Interim Head of Department in May 2016 having previously been Deputy Head and Head of NDM Experimental Medicine since 2014.
Professor Conlon is responsible for a mixture of clinical, teaching, research and administrative duties, including covering the 18 bed Infectious Diseases Unit at the Churchill Hospital. He collaborates with colleagues in HIV research and is currently on the trial steering committee of the RIVER study, a proof of principle trial of HDAC inhibitors and HIV vaccine use in an attempt to ‘cure’ HIV. He also runs the TB service in Oxford and collaborates with Derrick Crook and others using whole genome sequencing to improve diagnoses. Professor Conlon also has oversight of the Tropical Medicine Group. He was recently invited to lecture at The First Beijing International Conference on Precision Medicine and Cancer Treatment Forum with a talk entitled “Medical Education in the 21st Century”
He is a Fellow and Tutor in Clinical Medicine at Oriel College, Oxford and regularly teaches Oxford medical undergraduates in lectures and seminars, and at the bedside. In addition, he is Principal Examiner in Medicine in Oxford and Chair of the Royal College of Physicians Joint Specialty Committee for Infectious Diseases.