Professor Helen McShane has extensive experience in TB immunology and vaccinology. She is currently a Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University, Deputy Head of the Nuffield Department of Medicine and an honorary consultant physician in HIV medicine. Helen obtained an intercalated BSc in 1988, followed by a degree in medicine in 1991 (both University of London). In 1997 she was awarded an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD with Adrian Hill in Oxford, and was awarded her PhD in 2001 (University of London). In 2001 she was awarded a Wellcome Clinician Scientist Fellowship, allowing her to complete her clinical training and subsequently awarded a CCST in HIV and GU Medicine in 2003. Helen has led the TB vaccine research group at Oxford University for 16 years and has an internationally recognised programme of clinical vaccine development and human experimental medicine within the field of TB vaccines.