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.
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
- Improve the diagnosis of respiratory viral infections
- 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. I am a member of the British HIV Association Vaccine Guidelines Committee.
Teaching: I supervise PhD students, and teach on the Glasgow Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH) and MSc in Critical Care.
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