Professor David W G Brown


Professor David W G Brown, MBBS MSc FRCPath FFPH

David Brown is director of the Virus Reference Department, Health Protection Agency and visiting professor at LSHTM. After training in medicine at Middlesex Hospital and in clinical virology in Birmingham and London, he worked on a Wellcome Trust project in south India. Over the last 20 years he has worked as a public health virologist based in London with an interest in viral diagnostics and molecular epidemiological techniques applied to understanding and control of viral infections. He has a broad interest in development of new surveillance programmes for viral infections including measles and Norovirus. He has extensive international experience, is head of the WHO Global Specialised Laboratory for Measles / Rubella and has published over 300 peer reviewed papers.