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Nathalie MacDermott is a clinical doctor sub-specialising in paediatric infectious diseases in the NHS. She also has significant experience in medical response to disaster and epidemic situations in Africa and Asia.

Nathalie's PhD research (Imperial College London) involved investigating genetic susceptibility to Ebola virus disease in West Africa, including the different phenotypes of disease and the dynamics of disease spread in communities. Her research interests are in paediatric global health, epidemic diseases and susceptibility to infectious disease from the perspective of host genetics.