Kitty Smith

Ordinary Member

MRCPS(Glasg), FFTM RCPS(Glasg)
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Biography

After completing a degree in marine and freshwater biology, and a PhD in Physiology, Kitty trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital, and the Royal London Hospital, before specialising in infectious diseases, tropical medicine and travel medicine. She completed the Diploma in Travel Medicine and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (RCPSG).

Following posts in infectious diseases, travel medicine and A&E in London, Kitty moved to Glasgow in 2004 to take up a post in clinical infectious diseases and travel medicine at Gartnavel Hospital. She then moved to Health Protection Scotland (HPS), to become Medical Lead in the Travel Medicine and International Health Team and HPS Lead for viral haemorrhagic fevers.

She is now a Clinical Research Fellow in the Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford, and Lead Doctor for Ebola vaccine studies. She is currently working on the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine team.

Professional interests include travel vaccines, schistosomiasis, immune suppressed travellers, vaccines in the elderly, research ethics and skin disease in travellers.


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