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Prof Saul Faust

MA, MBBS, FRCPCH, PhD, FHEA

Director of NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility Clinical Director of Wessex Clinical Research Network, Professor of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases, NIHR Senior Investigator, UHS Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Clinical Lead for Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases at University Hospital Southampton/Southampton Children’s Hospital

023 8120 4989 (CRF) 023 8120 6417 (Clinical)

The focus of Saul’s research is to develop new ways of diagnosing and treating children’s infections and immune problems, and finding new vaccines to protect children and adults.


Saul spends much of his time managing the Trust, University and Wessex-wide infrastructure for conducting and delivering research that benefits the NHS. His aim is always to make research safe and easier for patients and researchers whatever the study may involve.


Saul is a clinical researcher with projects bridging the clinical-laboratory interface, developing local and national collaborative clinical trials in children’s infectious diseases, and conducting paediatric and adult vaccine trials. Saul also is the clinical lead for the University of Southampton-based UK National Biofilm Innovation Centre.


Outside of research, Saul chaired the UK NICE Guideline Committees for sepsis in children and adults (2016) and for Lyme Disease (2018). He is a member of the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Programme Commissioning Board, and is the national paediatric immunology and infectious diseases representative to the NHS England Paediatric Medicine Clinical Reference Group for national specialist commissioning.

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Research areas:

Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance, Immune System, Vaccines in Children and Adults, Children and Young People