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Lionel Tan, MBBS, FRCP, PhD, DTM&H

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Lionel Tan

Lionel Tan, MBBS, FRCP, PhD, DTM&H

ViiV Healthcare, Research and Development


Lionel Tan is physician-scientist who is currently the Medicine Development Lead for Paediatric HIV at ViiV Healthcare with oversight over the paediatric R&D portfolio. Lionel joined ViiV Healthcare in 2020 from Global Health at GSK where he had been the clinical lead on an anti-malarial drug and an early phase drug for visceral leishmaniasis. Prior to this, Lionel worked in Infectious Diseases at GSK where he was the project physician lead on both early phase and late phase antibacterial compounds. Whilst in GSK Infectious Diseases, Lionel undertook a part-time secondment in Clinical Pharmacology with a focus on paediatrics and developed a passion for paediatric drug development. He co-chairs the Medicine for Children Advisory Network within GSK and the ViiV Paediatric Advisory Group within ViiV Healthcare. He is also the GSK representative on the network committee and project steering committee of Conect4children (c4c), an Innovative Health Initiative project aimed at establishing a paediatric clinical trial network in Europe.

Prior to joining GSK in 2016, Lionel was a Clinical Academic and a Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at Imperial College London with a specific interest in bacterial infections. He did his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cambridge and Barts and the Royal London Hospital Medical School and has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He has a PhD in Microbiology from the Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection at Imperial College London. He did his Specialist Infectious Diseases training in London and also worked for a year as a Lecturer in Medicine in Mbarara University Teaching Hospital in Uganda. Lionel is currently based in London, UK.