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Dr. Helen Stagg

Chancellor's Fellow

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

2014Master of Science, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2009Doctor of Medicine, University of Cambridge
2006Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseAntimicrobial resistance, Epidemiology, Tuberculosis, Epstein Barr Virus, Treatment adherence, Treatment optimisation


Dr. Stagg is an infectious diseases epidemiologist who initially trained at the University of Cambridge in the life sciences (cell biology, immunology, virology; PhD) and later at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (epidemiology, MSc). She has worked with industry, and national and international policy making bodies (particularly the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE] UK, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [ECDC], and the World Health Organization [WHO]). She has previously held a European Respiratory Society International Short-Term Research Training Fellowship and a National Institute for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. She currently holds both a Chancellor’s Fellowship and Medical Research Council Career Development Award at the Usher Institute of the University of Edinburgh, as well as an honorary Associate Professorship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an honorary Senior Lectureship at University College London.


She is the co-chair of UK Academics and Professionals to End Tuberculosis with Prof. Bertie Squire, a member of the World Health Organization's core grouping for the European Tuberculosis Research Initiative, Tuberculosis Lead for the Usher Institute, and a Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe.


You can also read her profile on our Data Driven Innovation website.


Pronouns: she/her/hers

Current Research Interests

Dr. Stagg's group has four main programmes of currently ongoing research work:

  • treatment adherence in chronic conditions
  • treatment optimisation in tuberculosis
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • Epstein Barr Virus


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More details about Dr. Stagg's most recent grants and projects can be found in the relevant section of this webpage.


Dr. Stagg teaches at the Master's/Bachelor's level at the University of Edinburgh, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Cambridge, and University College London.

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