Dr Stephen Ray

Clinical Lecturer, Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford

I am a Clinical Lecturer at The University of Oxford and a paediatrician, sub-specialising in paediatric infectious diseases at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. My research aims to improve the diagnosis, management, and outcomes of critically ill children with life-threatening infections, with a focus on brain infections, particularly in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries (LMIC).

Academic Foundation (F1/F2) then Clinical Fellowship (ACF ST1-3) with The Liverpool Brain Infections Group sparked my focus on the aetiology and outcomes of paediatric non-traumatic coma in LMIC. These were a springboard to my Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowship on this subject, with the same research group. My PhD studies were primarily based in Malawi (2018-2022), collaborating with the Blantyre Malaria Project and Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust. During this period I was also PI on a UK national study investigating the neurological manifestations (including encephalitis) of COVID in children.

I now continue my interest in improving diagnostic and prognostic markers (including host response) and better understanding the pathobiology driving poor outcomes in central nervous system infections in African children. This work is supported by funding from ESPID, bioMérieux, NIH and The Universities of Liverpool and Oxford.

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