Dr Matthew Snape
Oxford Vaccine Group
Dr Matthew Snape is Consultant in Vaccinology and General Paediatrics at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS trust and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Oxford. After completing basic training in paediatrics at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, he spent 18 months working in the paediatric intensive care unit at St Mary's Hospital, London. While caring for children suffering overwhelming infections on this unit he developed an interest in the prevention of these illnesses by immunisation. This led him to the Oxford Vaccine Group, where he is currently the principal investigator on paediatric studies of meningococcal, pneumococcal, influenza and Hepatitis B vaccines. He has co-authored over 50 articles related to these areas in journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the British Medical Journal and the Lancet. He also continues to work in both inpatient and outpatient general paediatrics at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Dr Snape’s position is funded by the Oxford Partnership Biomedical Research Centre.