Alasdair Bamford

Dr Alasdair Bamford is a consultant specialising in paediatric infectious diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

Qualifications and training

BA MBBS MRCPCH DTM+H PhD

Dr Bamford completed medical training at University of Cambridge and University College London in 2001. He completed training in paediatric infectious diseases at Great Ormond Street, St Mary’s Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital. He was awarded an NIHR research training fellowship and completed a PhD on paediatric HIV immunology at Imperial College London in collaboration with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. He is a member of the executive committee of the UK Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA), and sits on the steering group of the National Survey of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC).

Research interests

Dr Bamford also works for the MRC Clinical Trials unit. He is clinical advisor to a number of international  clinical trials and cohort studies relating to paediatric HIV and other childhood infectious diseases. He is PI for a trial on novel treatment strategies for HIV infected children at GOSH. He is a lead author on the Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA) guidelines for treatment of HIV in children and other national and international guidelines relating to the care of paediatric HIV patients.