Former Board member
Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, National Institute for Medical Research
Deborah Watson-Jones is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & International Health in the Clinical Research Department of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Born in Kenya and raised in West Africa, she qualified in Zoology and Medicine from Oxford University and she trained in epidemiology at LSHTM. She has been based in Tanzania since 1995. Her research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of HPV and related infections and HPV vaccine and Ebola vaccine research. She has conducted studies in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone DRC and Mongolia. She co-led the first trial of HPV vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa and led on evaluation of lessons learnt from HPV vaccine introductions in low- and middle-income countries. She is currently leading on a number of Ebola vaccine trials and on a clinical trial to evaluate the immunogenicity of single-dose HPV vaccine in Tanzanian girls. She is a member of the Single-Dose HPV Vaccine Evaluation Consortium.