PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WARRELL
Professor Sir David Warrell KCMG is Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford and holds Honorary Chairs in Tropical Medicine in China, Peru, and Burma. He was formerly Head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine in Oxford and founder, in 1979, of the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Network. In 1989, he helped establish the Oxford-Wellcome-KEMRI unit in Kilifi District Hospital, focussing on childhood cerebral malaria. He was a founding director, with David Williams, of the Global Snakebite Initiative. His career has been as physician, zoologist, teacher, researcher, resident, and traveller in Africa (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa), Asia, Latin America and Papua New Guinea. His research publications cover infectious, tropical and respiratory diseases; venomous animals; envenoming; plant and chemical poisoning and expedition medicine. Since retiring from the University and NHS in 2007, he has devoted his time mainly to promoting interest in improving the prevention and treatment of snakebite, the most neglected of all neglected tropical diseases.