Adam Finn

Curriculum vitae: Prof. Adam H.R. Finn

WORK ADDRESS Institute of Child Life & Health, Level 6, UH Bristol Education Centre, Upper Maudlin St., Bristol BS2 8AE UK

1977-1980 Jesus College, Cambridge MA
1980-1983 Magdalen College, Oxford Honorary B.A.
(John Radcliffe Hospital) B.M.,B.Ch.

1985 United States Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences
1986 M.R.C.P. (U.K.) Paediatrics
1991 Accreditation: Paediatrics with an interest in Communicable Diseases,
1994 Ph.D. (London) Immunology

Jul 1987-Jun 1988 Fellow, Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
Jul 1988-Aug 1992 Lecturer in Immunology, Honorary SR Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children,
Great Ormond St., London
Feb 1991-Aug 1992 Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health UCL
Sept 1992–March 2001 Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Imm and Infectious Diseases, University of Sheffield
Honorary Consultant Paediatric Immunologist, Sheffield Children's Hospital
March 2001 - Present Professor of Paediatrics, University of Bristol
Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Lead Clinician for Paediatric Immunology, Infection and HIV, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (July 2001- April 2011)
Head, Unit of Child Health, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol (Sept 2005 -2010)
Director, South West Medicines for Children Local Research Network (January 2006 -)
Head of Clinical Academic Training, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol (Jan 2008 –Sept 2009)
Head, Infection and Immunity Research, Clinical Sciences at South Bristol, University of Bristol (2008 – 2012)
Member, Division of Women’s & Children’s Services Management Board, UBHT (Sept 2005 -)
Member, South West Paediatrics Regional Specialist Training committee (July 2001- 2009) and of Severn Deanery School of Paediatrics Board (2010 - )


International Editor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, April 2004 –
Associate Editor, Journal of Infection, January 2006-
Secretary, European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, May 2000-2007, Board Member, May 1997-May 1999
Board member, World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Jan 2004 - 2006
Co-organizer: “Infection & Immunity in Children” Residential Training Course, Oxford, UK 2003-2010
Scientific Advisory Board member and speaker: Advanced Vaccinology Course, Switzerland 2006-2009
Meningitis Research Foundation 2007 Conference Steering Committee, Sci Advisory Committee 2009-
Member, HPA Pneumococcus & Haemophilus Diagnostic, Surveillance and Public Health Forum 2006-
European CDC, Scientific Panel on Human Papillomavirus Vaccines (March 2007 -January 2008)
Infectious Diseases Expert Committee, Canada Foundation for Innovation (September 2003, July 2004)
Primary Immunodeficiency Association, Grant Review Panel (2003 - )
MRC Advisory Board, 1st Sept 2002 – 1st April 2005
Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, Grant Review Panel (2002-2006)
Academic Board RCPCH Jan 2002 – Jan 2003
Current & recent external industry consultancies: Wyeth - Advisory boards regarding paediatric vaccines and antibiotics; Glaxo SmithKline - Paediatric Vaccines Advisory Boards (Rotavirus, HPV); Sanofi-Pasteur – HPV and vaccines European advisory boards; BPL – subcutaneous gammaglobulin advisory board

Supervisor PhDs 8 – completed; 3 ongoing
Supervisor MDs 2 completed
Supervisor B Med Sci - 9 completed
Examiner 11 PhDs, 5 MDs
External examiner Undergraduate medicine – Child Health. Cardiff University Medical School 2005-7; University of Sheffield 2007-2011

PUBLICATIONS from 2013 onwards
1. Khatami A, Snape MD, Ohene-Kena B, Young K, Oeser C, Michaelis LJ, Macleod E, Smee H, Van Der Meeren O, Leyssen M, Caubet M, Yu LM, Heath PT, Faust SN, Finn A, Pollard AJ. Phase II Study of a Three-Dose Primary Vaccination Course of DTPa-IPV/Hib-MenC-TT Followed by a 12-Month Hib-MenC-TT Booster in Healthy Infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jun;32(6):675-81. PMID: 23348809
2. Hinchliffe RF, Bellamy GJ, Finn A, Vora AJ, Lennard L . Utility of red cell distribution width in screening for iron deficiency. Arch Dis Child 2013 July 2;98:545-547. Epub 2013 May 22 PMID: 23698596
3. Hinchliffe RF, Bellamy GJ, Bell F, Finn A, Vora AJ, Lennard L. Reference intervals for red cell variables and platelet counts in infants at 2, 5 and 13 months of age: a cohort study. J Clin Pathol. 2013 Nov;66(11):962-6. Epub 2013 Jul 13. Erratum in: J Clin Pathol. 2014 Mar;67(3):288. PMID: 23853313
4. Rodrigues F, Morales-Aza B, Turner Katy ME, Sikora P, Gould K, Hinds J, Gonçalves G, Januário L, Finn A. Multiple Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes in aural discharge from children with acute otitis media with spontaneous otorrhea. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Oct;51(10):3409-11. Epub 2013 Jul 24. PMID: 23885003
5. Clarke ET, Williams Neil A, Findlow J, Borrow R, Heyderman RS, Finn A. The polysaccharide-specific memory B-cells generated by conjugate vaccines in humans conform to the CD27+IgG+ isotype-switched memory B-cell phenotype and require contact dependent signals from bystander T-cells activated by bacterial proteins to differentiate into plasma. J Immunol. 2013 Dec 15;191(12):6071-83. Epub 2013 Nov 13. PMID: 24227777
6. Hoschler K, Andrews Nick J, Faust Saul N, Finn A, Pollard Andrew J, Snape Matthew D , Walker Woolf T, Zambon M, Miller E. Administration of AS03B-adjuvanted A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccine in children under 3 years enhances antibody response to H3 and B viruses following a single dose of trivalent vaccine one year later. Clin Infect Dis 2013; PMID: 24149079
7. Ahmed Muhammad S, Derbyshire S, Flanagan B, Loh C, McCormick M, Barocchi M, Masignani V, Finn A, Zhang Q. Immune responses to pneumococcal pilus RrgA and RrgB antigens and their relationship with pneumococcal carriage in humans. J Infect 6 Feb 2014; DOI:10.1016/j.jinf.2014.01.013 PMID: 24509142
8. Trück J, Snape MD, Tatangeli F, Voysey M, Yu LM, Faust SN, Heath PT, Finn A, Pollard AJ. Pneumococcal Serotype-Specific Antibodies Persist through Early Childhood after Infant Immunization: Follow-Up from a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 11;9(3):e91413. PMID: 24618837
9. Thors V, Moulsdale P, Finn A. Parental views on childhood influenza vaccination. Pediatr Infect Dis J. cells. The Journal of Immunology. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Mar;33(3):334-5 PMID: 24569386
10. Roderick M. Shah R, Finn A, Ramanan AV. Efficacy of pamidronate therapy in children with chronic non-bacterial osteitis: disease activity assessment by whole body magnetic resonance imaging. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Jun 4. pii: keu226. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24899664
11. Trück J, Mitchell R, Thompson AJ, Morales-Aza B, Clutterbuck EA, Kelly DF, Finn A, Pollard AJ.
Effect of cryopreservation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) on the variability of an antigen-specific memory B cell ELISpot: Variability of the memory B cell ELISpot assay. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2014 Jun 18;10(8). [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24940602
12. Read RC, Baxter D, Chadwick DR, Faust SN, Finn A, Gordon SB, Heath PT, Lewis DJM, Pollard AJ, Turner DPJ, Bazaz R, Ganguli A, Havelock T, Neal KR, Okike IO, Morales-Aza B, Patel K, Snape MD, Williams J, Gilchrist S, Gray SJ, Maiden MCJ, Toneatto D, Wang H, McCarthy M, Dull PM, Borrow R. Effect of a quadrivalent meningococcal ACWY glycoconjugate or a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine on meningococcal carriage: an observer-blind, phase 3 randomised clinical trial. The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 19 August 2014

1. Marlow R, Finn A. Introduction of immunisation against rotavirus in the UK. Prescriber 2013 Feb 5; 24(3):6-8 DOI: 10.1002/psb.1008
2. Heikkinen T, Tsolia M, Finn A. Vaccination of healthy children against seasonal influenza: a European perspective. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Aug;32(8):881-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182918168. PMID: 23856713
3. Thors V, Smith C, Finn A. Should all children be immunized against influenza? Arch Dis Child published online August 1, 2013 doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-304681
4. Roderick M, Finn A. Advances towards the prevention of meningococcal B disease: A multidimensional story. J Infect. 2014 Jan;68 Suppl 1:S76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2013.09.026. Epub 2013 Oct 16. PMID: 24139188
5. Molyneux E, Finn A. Changing patterns in meningitis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Feb 6. pii: S1473-3099(14)70019-2. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70019-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24508197