Derek James Sloan


  • KY16 9TF

    United Kingdom

Personal profile

Research overview

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.

Research overview


My role

Funding source





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



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)



Primary Supervisor

Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowship awarded to Dr Andrew McCallum



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



Principal Investigator

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund Grant to LSTM

Drug resistance in TB: Microbiological & pharmacological variability influencing outcomes




Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund Grant to LSTM

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



Co-investigator & collaborator

Wellcome Trust Masters Training Fellowship awarded to Mr David Mzinza



Principal Investigator

Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowship



Principal Investigator

LSTM Equipment Grant

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


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, PhD in Infection and Global Health, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

1 Sept 201030 Jun 2013

Award Date: 30 Jun 2013

Master in Science, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practive, University of Chester

1 Sept 200730 Jun 2008

Award Date: 30 Jun 2008

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM &H), UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Award Date: 30 Jun 2004

MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Mar 2003

Bachelor of Medicine, Distinction candidate in Medical Jurisprudence, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

1 Sept 199930 Jun 2000

Award Date: 30 Jun 2000

Bachelor of Science, Immunology, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

1 Sept 199430 Jun 1998

Award Date: 30 Jun 1998

External positions

Honorary Senior Lecturer at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Institute of Global Health, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

31 Jan 2016 → …


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