Honors and Awards

Rhodes Scholar

Chair Black Rhodes Scholars Association

Nuffield Department of Medicine Prize Student

Gates Foundation Global Health Fellow

Government Scholar - Cayman Islands

Experience and Education

Experience and Education

Global Health Fellow, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA [2017 - 2020]

Scientist, HIV Immunology & Global Health, University of Oxford, UK [2012 – 2017]

Senior Research Officer, Mosquito Research & Control Unit, Ministry of Health, Government of the Cayman Islands [2013 - 2014]

Immunologist, Public Health England, Porton Down, UK [2010 – 2012]

Graduate Scientist, Wellcome Trust-Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City [2010]


University of Oxford PhD Clinical Medicine (Immunology)

UK Health and Safety Executive Principles and Practices of Working with ACDP Group 2 and 3 Pathogens

University of Oxford MSc Global Health (Tropical Medicine)

University of London BSc Biomedical Sciences (First Class Honors)

Publications and Presentations

Publications and Presentations

Author(s) Published Title Journal
S Simpson, MC Kaufmann, V Glozman, A. Chakrabarti 2020 Disease X: accelerating the development of medical countermeasures for the next pandemic Lancet Infectious Diseases
S Simpson 2019 Sickle Cell Disease: A New Era Lancet Hematology
S Simpson, T de Silva, T Vincent, A Jaye, S Rowland-Jones 2015 Polymorphisms in TRIM22 are Associated with HIV-2 Acquisition and Disease Progression Journal of the International AIDS Society
S Simpson, S Jallow (Editors: Thomas J. Hope, Mario Stevenson, Douglas Richman) 2015 Interactions between HIV-2 and Host Restriction Factors Encyclopedia of AIDS (ISBN: 978-1-4614-9610-6)
S Jallow, S Simpson (Editors: Thomas J. Hope, Mario Stevenson, Douglas Richman) 2015 TRIM5α and HIV-2 Infection Encyclopedia of AIDS (ISBN: 978-1-4614-9610-6)
Conferences and Briefs

Conferences and Briefs

S Simpson “TRIM22: A Novel Restriction Factor for HIV-2.” Mechanisms of HIV Persistence: Implications for a Cure. Keystone Symposia. Boston, USA. April 2015.

S Simpson “Enhancement of the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Model /Macaque Model of AIDS.” Primate Welfare Meeting. Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research. U.K. November 2011.

S Simpson “Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Southern Vietnam: A diagnostic, epidemiologic, and clinical investigation.” Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme, Vietnam. June 2010.


S Simpson. 2014. “Implementation of an Operational Program based on Oxitec RIDL Technology for the Control and Potential Elimination of the Aedes aegypti Mosquito Vector of Dengue and Chikungunya Fever in the Cayman Islands.” Ministry of Health.



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