Professor Beate Kampmann holds a Chair in Paediatric Infection & Immunity at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She directs the Vaccine Centre at LSHTM https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres/vaccine-centre and also leads the Vaccinology research at the MRC Unit-The Gambia in West Africa since 2010. She is an advisor to many global health stakeholders, e.g. WHO, BMGF, CEPI and has published over 200 manuscripts. Over the last few years she has set up several studies in both UK and West Africa investigating the scientific and implementation challenges of administering vaccines in pregnancy.
Her research spans from basic research into innate and acquired immune responses to infection and vaccination in pregnant women and infants to clinical trials of novel vaccines and adjuvants.
She is the director of IMPRINT- the IMmunising PRegnant women and INfants network. https://www.imprint-network.co.uk/, a multi-disciplinary and global network of scientists, clinicians and public health representatives with a special interest in vaccines for pregnant women and newborns.
She remains clinically active as a Consultant in Paediatric infectious Diseases at a major teaching hospital in London.