Our team

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert 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

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert 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. 

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Xilian-Bai

    Dr Xilian Bai

    Xilian graduated in medicine from China Medical University before specialising in paediatric/neonatal intensive care and paediatric infectious diseases.
  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert David Dockrell

    Professor David Dockrell

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

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert 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.
  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert 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.
  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert 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.
  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Mary Ramsay

    Dr Mary Ramsay

    Dr Mary Ramsay has been a Consultant Epidemiologist since 1994.