Dr Victoria Johnston

Dr Victoria JohnstonTel: 020 3447 5972
Email: mailto:victoria.johnston7@nhs.net

University College Hospital; Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Tropical and infectious diseases

Professional background

Dr Victoria Johnston is a consultant in infectious diseases with a specialist interest in HIV and tropical medicine. She has extensive clinical and research experience in a wide variety of settings, including UK, Australia, Myanmar and South Africa. In 2013, following her MSc in epidemiology and PhD in clinical epidemiology she took up a position as a senior lecturer in clincial epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She is actively engaged in teaching undergraduate medical students at UCL and on a number of postgraduate MSc programmes at LSHTM.

Research interests

Her research interests focus on understanding the gap between current HIV guidelines and clinical practice in resource-limited settings, exploring the determinants of this disparity and developing strategies to improve the quality of care delivered.


Johnston V, Cohen K, Wiesner L et al. Viral suppression following switch to second-line antiretroviral therapy: associations with NRTI resistance and sub-therapeutic drug concentrations prior to switch J Infect Dis. 2013 (in press)

Johnston V, Fielding K, Charalambous S, Churchyard G, Phillips A, Grant AD. Outcomes following virological failure and predictors of switching to second-line antiretroviral therapy in a South African treatment programme. JAIDS 2012; 61(3); 370-80

Johnston V, Fielding K, Charalambous S, Mampho M, Churchyard G, Phillips A, Grant AD. Second line antiretroviral therapy in a workplace and community based treatment programmes in South Africa: determinants of virological outcome. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(5):e36997
Johnston V, Stockely JM, Dockrell D, Warrell D, Bailey R, Pasvol G, Klein J, Ustianowski A, Jones M, Beeching NJ, Brown M, Chapman AL,Sanderson F, Whitty CJ. Fever in returning travellers presenting in the United Kingdom: recommendation for investigation and initial management. J Infect 2009;59(1):1-18

GMC/GDC number: 4369743