Dr Andrea Collins

UK Clinical Vaccine Network Conference 2024
Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th June 2024

Dr Andrea Collins

Dr Andrea Collins is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Infection at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Honorary NHS Respiratory Consultant at Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust.
Her research focuses on human respiratory challenge models, respiratory vaccine development, bronchiectasis and bronchoalveolar lavage. Her passions are collaborative working, developing affordable, effective respiratory infection vaccines and therapeutics for the world and pretty much everything about bronchiectasis!
Her group’s unique award-winning global first human pneumococcal challenge model is used for vaccine testing and uses pneumococcal nasal colonisation as a surrogate end point rather than clinical disease, thus allowing new vaccines to be safely and rapidly assessed reducing both time and cost of early-stage vaccine candidate validation without compromising on safety.
Liverpool’s new purpose-built in-patient Human Challenge Facility will mean her portfolio can expand into RSV, influenza, COVID and TB Challenge amongst others.
She is also co-lead for Respiratory in NIHR North-West Coast, a keen BTS and BALR member and founding member of the UK’s Central Vaccine Network (CVN).

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