Dr Marriott Nliwasa is a final year PhD student with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His PhD covers strategies to reduce risk of early death among adults with symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis (TB): i.e. increasing access to HIV testing, TB screening in communities and health facilities, evaluation of new TB diagnostic tests (Xpert MTB/RIF and TB-LAMP) and their impact on patient outcomes. Marriott’s immediate future research focuses on trials of other new TB tests including Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra, digital chest radiography, IRISA-TB (for TB meningitis). Marriott is also involved in trials of new TB drugs and new TB drug regimens under the EU-Africa PanACEA consortium.