Ted is the Wellcome Trust Executive Board Member for Sustaining Health. Ted has 25 years experience in biomedical research, specialising in tropical medicine and infectious disease. He obtained his PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and subsequently worked at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, where he was the Walter Myers Professor of Parasitology. He joined the Wellcome Trust in 1999 as Head of the Centres and Major Initiatives department and subsequently spent 11 years as Director of Innovations. Ted is an Honorary Professor of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.