Dr. Kim Mulholland

Kim Mulholland is the Professor of Child Health and Vaccinology. K. Mulholland has spent much of his medical career working in the developing world, particularly Sudan and Gambia. He entered the field of vaccine research with a series of Hib vaccine trials in The Gambia. These culminated in the Gambia Hib trial (1993-96), which demonstrated the power of large vaccine trials to provide information about aetiology of pneumonia. He then worked for the World Health Organization, and was involved in the design of most pneumococcal or Hib vaccine trials undertaken in the developing world, in addition to helping establish clinical, radiological and microbiological standards for pneumococcal vaccine trials. Currently he shares his time between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he has been one of the leaders of the Hib Initiative http://www.hibaction.org/abouthibinitiative.php, and the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Australia, where he is involved in a range of pneumococcal and other vaccine studies.