Thomas Profile


Thomas Harrison is a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medicine. After studying natural sciences at Christ’s College Cambridge, Prof. Harrison studied medicine at St George’s. Following this he undertook postgraduate training in Infectious Diseases in London and through an Infectious Disease fellowship in Boston, USA.

His research group seeks to address the pathophysiology, immunology, management and prevention of cryptococcal meningitis. He was Chief Investigator for the Phase III ACTA (Advancing Crytococcal Meningitis Treatment for Africa) Study, which completed in February 2017, and has led related trials in Thailand, Cape Town, Uganda and Malawi which have significantly shaped international treatment guidelines. Prof. Harrison is Deputy Academic Lead for St. George’s University, London (SGUL) Clinical Infection Unit, which treats adult patients with suspected infections. Additionally, he is Deputy Director of the Institute of Infection & Immunity and a clinician at the Clinical Infection at St. George’s Hospital.

Professor Harrison is Co-Chief Investigator for the AMBITION Study, working closely with all collaborators and with the study management team to ensure effective trial management.

Read more about Professor Harrison and find a list of his publications here.