Our Team

  • Caroline Vipond

    Dr Caroline Vipond, Chairperson

    Caroline is a Senior Scientist in the Division of Bacteriology at NIBSC, where she runs the group responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of a number of licensed meningococcal vaccines. She is also the current Chairperson of our Scientific and Medical Advisory Panel

  • Professor Simon Kroll

    Professor Simon Kroll, Honorary Medical Director and Vice-Chair

    Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Diseases at Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, Simon is involved in research into the molecular basis of the virulence of meningitis and pathogens, and in new vaccine strategies to prevent meningitis and septicaemia. 

  • Xilian-Bai

    Dr Xilian Bai

    Xilian graduated in medicine from China Medical University before specialising in paediatric/neonatal intensive care and paediatric infectious diseases.

  • David Dockrell

    Professor David Dockrell

    Professor David Dockrell is Professor of Infection Medicine in the Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh.

  • Darryl Hill

    Dr Darryl Hill

    Darryl obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Swansea in 1993 and graduated with a PhD in 1997. Following a postdoctoral position in the University of Swansea, he moved to the University of Bristol in 1998, where he currently works as a senior lecturer in microbiology in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

  • Tim Mitchell

    Professor Tim Mitchell

    Tim obtained his BSc and PhD in microbiology from the University of Birmingham. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Travelling Fellowship to work at Erasmus University (Rotterdam) before returning to the UK to take up a post-doctoral position at University of Leicester. He was then awarded a Royal Society University Fellowship.

  • Simon Nadel

    Dr Simon Nadel

    Simon has been a Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at St. Mary's Hospital and Imperial College London since 1994. He also trained in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

  • Ed Kaczmarski

    Dr Ed Kaczmarski

    Ed trained at King's College and St George’s Hospital Medical School London, obtaining his medical qualifications in 1978. He had clinical training posts in internal medicine, clinical haematology and infectious diseases before commencing microbiology training in Manchester.