Fellow: Nair
Elected: 2023
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Professor Harish Nair
Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of Edinburgh
Professor Harish Nair is co-Director of Centre for Global Health as well as co-Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training at the University of Edinburgh. He is Chair of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the Edinburgh Medical School where he leads the Respiratory Viral Epidemiology Research Group. He has led several large collaborative projects on global child health and infectious diseases and has raised over £62 million in research grant income and has published over 200 articles, over 40 of them in high impact factor journals. Prof Nair is an Honorary Professor at University of Witwatersrand, ZA; an adviser to the World Health Organisation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; member of the MRC Infections and Immunity Board, and a founding board member of ResViNET. Prof Nair is an alumnus of the Young Academy of Scotland. In 2019, he was awarded the Principal’s Medal for Exceptional Service by the University of Edinburgh and the Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) award for his contribution to global public health in 2020. He is a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate 2021, 2022).