Meet the researchers
is a Professor/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious
Diseases at St George’s, University of London and Vaccine Institute in
London. His training in paediatrics and infectious diseases was at the
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, the John Radcliffe Hospital,
Oxford and St George’s Hospital, London. His particular research
interests are in the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases, in
clinical vaccine trials, particularly in at-risk groups, and in
perinatal infections. He coordinates a national neonatal infection
surveillance network (neonIN) and currently a national study on neonatal
meningitis. He sits on national committees concerned with meningitis,
Group B streptococcus prevention, pneumococcal and Hib infections,
neonatal infections and on immunisation policies in children. He is a
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a Fellow of the
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, a member of the committee
for Scientific Affairs and Awards of the European Society of Paediatric
Infectious Diseases and a member of the steering committee of the
international Brighton Collaboration on vaccine safety.
Ifeanyichukwu Okike is a Clinical Research Fellow at Child Health & St George’s Vaccine Institute London. He is responsible for coordinating the MRF-funded bacterial meningitis in babies 0-90 days of age: burden of disease (BPSU) and healthcare delivery study (Neomen).
Dr Okike obtained his medical degree from Uludag University in Bursa, Turkey and did his Internship in Turkey and University Hospital Leuven, Belgium. He is currently undertaking this Neomen study as part of an MD (Res) with St George’s, University of London and forms part of his Specialist Registrar training in Paediatrics.
Member visit - March 2012
Our members, including newly appointed MRF Ambassadors for London enjoyed a really interesting and informative trip to St George's Hospital to learn more about this research. Many had personal experience as parents of children with neonatal meningitis.
You can read more about the visit on our Patient and Public Involvement pages here