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Professor Tom Solomon

Elected councillor

Professor Tom Solomon is an elected member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Tom is a professor of neurology at the University of Liverpool and honorary consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

He studied medicine at Wadham College, University of Oxford, and with Wellcome Trust Fellowships undertook a PhD in Vietnam and a postdoctoral research in the USA. He completed neurology training in Liverpool where he became MRC senior clinical fellow, chair in neurological science, and founding director of the new Institute of Infection and Global Health.

Tom co-leads the neurological infectious diseases clinical service in Liverpool, and studies brain and other emerging infections. He heads the multidisciplinary Liverpool Brain Infections Group, which works to reduce the burden of neurological disease caused by infections such as meningitis and encephalitis, in the UK and globally. His emerging infections research includes work on Ebola, Zika virus and Lyme disease.

As an elected member of RCP Council, he brings extensive leadership and policy experience, working with the UK government, House of Commons, and the World Health Organization to achieve changes in health policy and practice.

Tom is an award-winning science communicator. His book Roald Dahl’s marvellous medicine was published in 2016 to critical acclaim, and the linked show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe was a complete sell out.