Public health matters

Ibrahim Abubakar

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar is head of TB at Public Health England and Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL. He holds a honorary appointment at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has previously worked as a Professor in Health Protection at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. He qualified in medicine and initially trained in general medicine before specialising in public health medicine. His academic public health training was undertaken at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. In addition to advising the UK Department of Health on tuberculosis control, he runs a programme of research on tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. He currently chairs the NICE guideline development group for TB and the WHO Europe TB Elimination Plan advisory Group.