Dr Antonia Ho
- Clinical Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Infectious Diseases (Centre for Virus Research)
My research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of influenza and other respiratory viral infections in UK and sub-Saharan Africa. This has included SARS-CoV-2 since February 2020.
Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are the commonest cause of illness in all ages, and are also a leading cause of mortality worldwide. The advent of molecular diagnostic tests has led to the growing recognition that respiratory viruses cause a substantial proportion of ARI.
My research aims to:
- Characterise the burden of respiratory viral infections
- Define risk factors for severe disease
- Explore viral-bacterial interactions
- Improve the diagnosis of respiratory viral infections, using next-generation sequencing techniques and evaluating low-cost point-of-care assays
- design and evaluate optimum preventative strategies to reduce the burden of ARI
Clinical role: I work as an infectious disease and general (internal) consultant at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie.
Teaching: I supervise PhD students, and teach on the Glasgow Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH), BSc Immunology, and MSc in Critical Care.
- British HIV Association Vaccine Guidelines Committee
- Scotland Infection Lead, NIHR Urgent Public Health Group
- Department of Health and Social Care Scientific Advisory Group on COVID-19 testing
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- ISARIC - Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium
Medical Research Council
2020 - 2021
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