Derek Sloan is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at the University of St Andrews. He studied Immunology and Medicine at the University of Glasgow and worked as a junior doctor in Scotland prior to departing for Chogoria Hospital, Kenya and Hlabisa Hospital, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa in 2004-6, where he worked as a clinician with a specialist interest in HIV and tuberculosis. He returned to the UK to complete specialist training in Infectious Diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. From 2008-12 he completed a Wellcome Trust PhD fellowship on the Clinical Pharmacology of TB treatment in Blantyre, Malawi where he also served as a Consultant Physician in the College of Medicine. He currently serves on the British Thoracic Society MDR-TB Advisory Panel and is engaged in several clinical TB research projects in Europe, Africa and Asia.