Abdel Babiker, Professor of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics

Professor Abdel Babiker completed a PhD in mathematical analysis at the University of London. In the 1980s he worked on a number of cancer trials at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and with the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

He joined the MRC HIV Clinical Trials Centre (HIV CTC) as Deputy Head in 1992 and was directly responsible for overseeing all statistical aspects of the Centre's research programme. When the HIV CTC became part of the MRC Clinical Trials Unit in 1998, he was appointed Head of the HIV Group. HIV research has expanded greatly since 1998, through wider national and international collaborations addressing key questions in treatment and prevention of HIV and has impacted on international guidelines for the treatment of HIV.