Dr Jane Zuckerman qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1987 and has a long history working in the field of travel medicine and vaccines at national and international levels. She is Consultant and Clinical Lead in Travel Medicine, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and has been practising travel medicine since 1995. Her expertise includes immunisations (including needle phobia), malaria prophylaxis, altitude medicine and all aspects of the clinical practice of travel medicine.
She founded the Royal Free Travel Health Centre and the Great Ormond Street Travel Health Clinic. Previously she was Director, Academic Centre for Travel Medicine & Vaccines, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference, Research and Training in Travel Medicine for 20 years. She has published more than 200 publications including 100 peer-reviewed original research papers; invited reviews, editorials, books and chapters in books on all aspects of travel medicine; international health, hepatitis A and B vaccines, travel and other vaccines; immune responses, immunogenetics; epidemiology and the medical student elective period.
She has been responsible for the travel health needs for over 10,000 travellers per annum over the past 19 years and is a Consultant in Travel Medicine to several international companies. On account of her esteemed career, it should come as no surprise that she has further knowledge and extensive experience in advising travellers and patients with underlying health problems, including chronic diseases and serious illnesses. She is a consultant to Global BP, Virgin Atlantic, the English Commonwealth Athletics Team and the England Football team and her research activities include an FP6 EU programme to determine the impact of cabin environment parameters upon fitness to travel; evaluation of new vaccines, anti-viral agents and other prophylaxis against infectious diseases.
Dr Zuckerman was listed in 2001 by the British Medical Association as one of the 82 “Pioneers in Patient Care: NHS Consultants leading change”. She was also awarded the UK Hospital Doctor of the Year 2001 Award and the UK Hospital Doctor Innovation Award 2001 in recognition of leadership, teamwork, innovation and clinical excellence in the medical profession. Additionally, she received a Special Achievement Award for European Clinical Research in 1999 and an Excellence in Medical Education Award, University College London Medical School in recognition of excellence in teaching, the facilitation of medical student learning and for making an outstanding commitment to students and their education.