Dr. Tom Wingfield is an Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine ST6 Specialist Registrar currently working in the Monsall Infection Unit, North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, UK. Dr. Wingfield is a member of the Royal College of Physicians London, the British Infection Association, and the British HIV Association, and has recently completed a PhD (pending minor corrections) in the epidemiology of infectious diseases with Imperial College London, UK.
Dr. Wingfield is a native English speaker, is fluent in Spanish, and is currently taking intermediate French night classes. He qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 2004. He completed core medical training in Liverpool and Newcastle before going on to specialist training in Infectious Diseases in Manchester. Dr. Wingfield has lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa (research and clinical work including in Uganda, Botswana, and Malawi) and, for the last three years, in Peru where he worked with Dr. Carlton Evan’s team (www.ifhad.org) on a PhD aiming to combat tuberculosis in north Lima’s shantytowns through a novel socioeconomic intervention. Since 2009, he has worked annually in another challenging and resource-constrained setting: a muddy, medical tent at Glastonbury festival.
Since 2014, Dr. Wingfield has been an active member of two World Health Organisation task forces: “Task Force on Catastrophic Costs of TB disease”; and “Social protection for TB-affected families”. Dr. Wingfield’s research has directly contributed to the “Protocol for survey to determine direct and indirect costs due to TB and to estimate proportion of TB-affected households experiencing catastrophic costs” (Field testing version. Geneva: World Health Organization, Global TB Programme, 2015). Dr. Wingfield has spoken internationally on his research into the association of poverty and TB and recently organised a symposium concerning underserved populations and Universal Health Coverage in Latin America at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Philadelphia, USA. Dr. Wingfield has published in journals including the Journal of Infectious Diseases, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and PLOS Medicine. He is keen to continue working with underserved groups to find community-led solutions to improve health and wellbeing.