Professor S Bertel (“Bertie”) Squire BSC, MB BChir, MD (Research), FRCP

Appointment: Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Director, LSTM Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery.

Areas of interest: Tuberculosis: improving access by the poor to diagnosis and clinical care.  Equity in Health.  Applied Health Research

Background: Studied medicine and immunology at University College London and Cambridge University before professional training in internal medicine, infectious diseases and respiratory medicine at the Royal London Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. From 1992 to 1995 he was Head of the Department of Medicine, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Since his appointment at LSTM in 1995, Bertie has maintained his research collaboration with the National TB Control Programme in Malawi and has facilitated the transformation of the collaboration into the Malawi-registered Trust for Research on Equity And Community Health (REACH). With colleagues in many countries he has built up a programme of multi-disciplinary applied health research aimed at providing knowledge for action in making health services for tuberculosis more accessible to poor people in developing countries (including those affected by the HIV pandemic).

He holds an appointment in the UK National Health Service as Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and is the immediate past President of the International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease.