Dr Ruth Payne


Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health

Senior Clinical Lecturer

+44 114 215 9535

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Dr Ruth Payne
Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health
Office: LU114
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX

For enquiries please contact - ClinMed-Operational@sheffield.ac.uk

I was appointed as a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Microbiologist in August 2022. I originally joined the University of Sheffield in 2018 as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and Honorary SpR in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 

I graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School in 2005 and I have worked in Sheffield, New Zealand, Oxford and Nottingham since then. I completed a Masters in Tropical Medicine and International Health in 2011 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and subsequently worked as a Research Fellow in the blood-stage malaria vaccine group at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford (2012 - 2016).

This experience has led to my ongoing involvement and research in vaccination, particularly for pathogens that are difficult to control/ eradicate but cause a huge burden of disease such as malaria.

Research interests

For enquiries, please contact – ClinMed-Operational@sheffield.ac.uk

My research interests are in vaccinology and malaria infection. I am particularly interested in looking at the innate responses to vaccination and how these are affected by changes in vaccine regimen or adjuvant.


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Teaching interests

I am the deputy director for the DTM&H Preparatory Course in Sheffield, and lead the teaching on malaria for the course. I also teach on Masters programs within the faculty, in addition to clinical teaching.