Prof Diana Lockwood

Prof Diana LockwoodsTel: 020 3447 9645
Fax: 020 7388 7645

Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Infectious and tropical diseases

Professional background

  • Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine UCLH since 1995
  • Professor of Tropical Medicine, Clinical Research Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Editor of the Leprosy Review since 1996
  • Elected member of the International Leprosy Federation (ILEP) Technical Forum

Research interests

  • Diagnosis and management of all aspects of leprosy
  • Testing improved treatments for leprosy nerve damage and reactions
  • Identifying risk factors for nerve damage in leprosy
  • Neuropathic pain in leprosy
  • The interaction of HIV and leprosy
  • Diagnosis and management of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis


  • Marlowe, S.N.; Leekassa, R.; Bizuneh, E.; Knuutilla, J.; Ale, P.; Bhattarai, B.; Sigdel, H.; Anderson, A.; Nicholls, P.G.; Johnston, A.; Holt, D.; Lockwood, D.N.; Response to ciclosporin treatment in Ethiopian and Nepali patients with severe leprosy Type 1 reactions. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 2007; 101(10):1004-12
  • Watson, C.L.; Lockwood, D.N.; Single nucleotide polymorphism analysis of European archaeological M. leprae DNA. PLoS One, 2009; 4(10):e7547
  • van Brakel, W.H.; Nicholls, P.G.; Wilder-Smith, E.P.; Das, L.; Barkataki, P.; Lockwood, D.N. Early Diagnosis of Neuropathy in Leprosy-Comparing Diagnostic Tests in a Large Prospective Study (the INFIR Cohort Study) PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2008; 2(4):e212
  • van Veen, N.H.J.; Lockwood, D.N.J.; van Brakel, W.H.; Ramirez, J.; Richardus, J.H. Interventions for erythema nodosum leprosum Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009; (3)
  • Lockwood, D.N.; Lucas, S.B.; Desikan, K.; Ebenezer, G.; Suneetha, S.; Nicholls, P.; The histological diagnosis of leprosy Type 1 reactions: identification of key variables and an analysis of the process of histological diagnosis. J Clin Pathol, 2008; 61(5):595-600
  • Ustianowski, A.P.; Lawn, S.D.; Lockwood, D.N.; Interactions between HIV infection and leprosy: a paradox. Lancet Infect Dis, 2006; 6(6):350-60
  • Pocaterra, L.; Jain, S.; Reddy, R.; Muzaffarullah, S.; Torres, O.; Suneetha, S.; Lockwood, D.N.; CLINICAL COURSE OF ERYTHEMA NODOSUM LEPROSUM: AN 11-YEAR COHORT STUDY IN HYDERABAD, INDIA. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2006; 74(5):868-79
  • Andersson, A.K.; Chaduvula, M.; Atkinson, S.E.; Khanolkar-Young, S.; Jain, S.; Suneetha, L.; Suneetha, S.; Lockwood, D.N.; Effects of prednisolone treatment on cytokine expression in patients with leprosy type 1 reactions. Infect Immun, 2005; 73(6):3725-33

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