Professional background

  • Graduated from Oxford and Edinburgh universities; trained in London, Malawi and Thailand
  • Undergraduate lead responsible for medical student education in infectious diseases and tropical medicine
  • Honorary lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Lead the UK Confidential Audit in Deaths from Imported Malaria in the UK
  • Research interests in all aspects of tropical medicine, and in the treatment of TB

Research interests

  • Clinical tropical medicine
  • Deaths in the UK from imported malaria
  • High dose rifampicin in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis


  • Clinical, geographical, and temporal risk factors associated with presentation and outcome of vivax malaria imported into the United Kingdom over 27 years: observational study Broderick C, Nadjm B, Smith V, Blaze M, Checkley A, Chiodini PL, Whitty CJ. BMJ. 2015 Apr 16;350:h1703. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h1703
  • Non-tuberculous mycobacteria have diverse effects on BCG efficacy against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Poyntz HC, Stylianou E, Griffiths KL, Marsay L, Checkley AM, McShane H. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2014 May;94(3):226-37
  • Risk factors for mortality from imported falciparum malaria in the United Kingdom over 20 years: an observational study. Checkley AM, Smith A, Smith V, Blaze M, Bradley D, Chiodini PL, Whitty CJ BMJ 2012 344:e2116. doi: 10.1136
  • Identification of antigens specific to non-tuberculous mycobacteria: the Mce family of proteins as a target of T cell immune responses. Checkley AM, Wyllie DH, Scriba TJ, Golubchik T, Hill AV, Hanekom WA, McShane H PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e26434
  • Tuberculosis vaccines: progress and challenges. Checkley AM, McShane H.  Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2011 Oct;32(10):601-6
  • Eosinophilia in returning travellers and migrants from the tropics: UK recommendations for investigation and initial management. Checkley AM, Chiodini PL, Dockrell DH, Bates I, Thwaites GE, Booth HL, Brown M, Wright SG, Grant AD, Mabey DC, Whitty CJ, Sanderson F, British Infection Society and Hospital for Tropical Diseases J Infect 2010 60(1):1-20
  • Sensitivity and specificity of an index for the diagnosis of TB meningitis in patients in an urban teaching hospital in Malawi. Checkley AM, Njalale Y, Scarborough M, Zjilstra EE. Trop Med Int Health. 2008 Aug;13(8):1042-6
  • Artesunate, artemether or quinine in severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria? Checkley AM, Whitty CJ. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2007 Apr;5(2):199-204
  • Human African trypanosomiasis: diagnosis, relapse and survival after severe malarsoprol-induced encephalopathy. Checkley AM, Pepin J, Gibson WC, Taylor MN, Jager HR, Mabey DC. Trans. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2007; 101: 523-6.
  • Prevention of malaria in long-term travellers. Checkley AM, Hill DR. Trends Parasitol. 2007 Oct;23(10):462-5