Dr Shevin Jacob

Principal Investigator

Dr Shevin Jacob is an infectious diseases physician and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Sepsis Research at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in Liverpool (UK) and he also maintains an affiliate faculty appointment at the University of Washington in Seattle (US). For over a decade, Shevin has been conducting research on severe infections among adults from resource-constrained settings, with a primary focus on adult sepsis in Uganda where he currently lives.

As part of his current research portfolio, Shevin is co-Director for the African Research Collaboration on Sepsis (ARCS), a UK National Institute of Health Research-funded Global Health Research Group focused on building sepsis research capacity in Africa, and he is a co- Investigator for the Medical Research Council-funded Drivers of Resistance in Uganda and Malawi (DRUM) Consortium, a multi-disciplinary research collaboration focused on understanding transmission dynamics of antimicrobial resistance in the context of human health, animal health, and the environment.

In related activities, he has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization since 2009 in various roles relevant to improving the clinical management of sepsis and other severe illnesses (including viral haemorrhagic fevers) in resource-constrained settings. Under LSTM, he has been seconded for a portion of his time to the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala (Uganda), where he is Team Lead for its Global Health Security Department. He is also Medical Director and co-Founder of Walimu, a Uganda-based non-government organization that supports the Uganda Ministry of Health to provide training and post-training reinforcement in the management of severely ill patients. In addition, he is the Secretary General for the African Sepsis Alliance, a network comprising over 15 African countries focused on advocacy, training, and research relevant to improving understanding and management of sepsis in Africa.