Professor Tom Williams
Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine
Tom is Professor of Haemoglobinopathy Research at Imperial College, London. Tom has worked in Kilifi since May 2000, where he now directs a programme of human genetic research with a focus on polymorphisms of the red blood cell.
He obtained his medical degree at Westminster Medical School in the University of London in 1985 and subsequently trained in Paediatrics and Tropical Medicine at a range of London hospitals including Westminster Children's Hospital, University College, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Imperial College. He obtained his PhD on the genetics of malaria resistance in children, from the University of London in 1999.
He has published extensively on the burden and clinical consequences of red cell genetic disorders and their relationship with malaria protection, questions which he studies using both laboratory-based and epidemiological approaches.
Prevalence and predictors of vitamin D deficiency in young African children.
Mogire RM. et al, (2021), BMC Med, 19
Transfusion management of severe anaemia in African children: a consensus algorithm
Maitland K. et al, (2021), British Journal of Haematology
Randomised controlled trial of oxygen therapy and high-flow nasal therapy in African children with pneumonia.
Maitland K. et al, (2021), Intensive care medicine
Risk factors for anaemia among Ghanaian women and children vary by population group and climate zone.
Petry N. et al, (2021), Maternal & child nutrition, 17
Malaria is a cause of iron deficiency in African children.
Muriuki JM. et al, (2021), Nature medicine