Dr. Nathalie MacDermott
Dr MacDermott is an academic clinical lecturer at King’s College London funded by the NIHR. She works clinically as a paediatric infectious diseases doctor, but her research background is in epidemic and pandemic diseases. Her PhD, awarded by Imperial College London, investigated genetic susceptibility to outcome from Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. This research also involved determining disease transmission dynamics in rural and urban communities and understanding different outcomes from Ebola virus disease including post-Ebola conditions in Ebola survivors. She is currently investigating post COVID-19 problems (‘Long Covid’) in children utilising multidisciplinary clinical assessment, magnetic resonance imaging, immune phenotyping and, in the longer term, genetic analysis to understand the different phenotypes and pathogeneses of the varied presentations of this condition. Dr MacDermott also suffers from a Post COVID condition following becoming infected while working on the front line.
Dr MacDermott is a Academic Clinical Lecturer at King’s College, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Doctor