Prof. David John HAMPSON

BVetMed (London), PhD (Bristol), DSc (London), FASM, FAAM, FRCPath, FRCVS

Visiting address
TYB-1A-503
Phone: +852 34425782

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Qualifications/Experiences

Education

  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine from The Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • PhD at the University of Bristol
  • DSc from the University of London

Biography

Professor David Hampson is Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health and Chair Professor of Pathobiology. He graduated with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine from The Royal Veterinary College and then completed his PhD at the University of Bristol.

Before commencing at City University he was the Dean of the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences and Professor of Veterinary Microbiology at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia.

During his career he has lectured in Veterinary Virology, Veterinary and Animal Bacteriology and in Medical Bacteriology, and to date 31 postgraduate students have completed their degrees under his supervision, many of whom are now senior academics working in institutes and universities around the world.

Professor Hampson is internationally recognised for his research on veterinary infectious diseases, and particularly for his work on swine dysentery and related diseases. He research has focused on three main areas: the disease associations, molecular epidemiology, population genetics and population structure of pathogenic bacteria, particularly involving definitive studies on intestinal spirochaetes of the genus Brachyspira (formerly Serpulina); interactions that occur in the gastrointestinal tract between enteric bacterial pathogens and dietary components and the development and commercialisation of diagnostic tests and vaccines to control infections in pigs and chickens.

Professor Hampson has developed many research and professional collaborations with colleagues in universities, government organisations and industry in Asia, Europe, and North America.

He is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Guest Professor at Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.

He has published over 600 scientific articles and he has an h-index of 60 and an i-10 index of 224 in Google Scholar.

Professor Hampson has received numerous national and international awards and prizes in recognition of his research activities and contributions to veterinary microbiology and to veterinary science. The newly identified pathogenic spirochaete Brachyspira hampsonii was named after him in recognition of his work in this field.

He has a long-standing commitment to the One Health approach – encouraging work at the interface of human, animal and ecosystem health.

Research Interests/Areas

Development of vaccines and novel diagnostics for Brachyspiral infections in pigs and poultry

Services outside CityU

He is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Guest Professor at Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.