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