Teresa Lambe

Teresa Lambe is a pharmacologist and was one of the six Guest Lecturers for our 2021 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

Teresa Lambe in a white lab coat and blue nitrile gloves in a lab
Credit: John Cairns and Oxford University

Teresa Lambe is an Associate Professor, based in the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford. Her research aims to improve human health by working to understand infectious disease and to control disease through vaccination – stopping epidemics before they become pandemics.

Teresa was awarded her BSc and PhD by University College Dublin, before coming to Oxford in 2002, joining the Jenner Institute in 2009.

During the pandemic Teresa has been one of the Principal Investigators overseeing the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine programme. In January 2020, she co-designed the vaccine, led the pre-clinical studies and then oversaw the delivery of the immune results needed to support regulatory approval of the vaccine in late 2020. The vaccine has played a pivotal role in the fight against COVID-19.

Teresa was awarded an honorary OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2021, and continues to work on vaccines against globally important diseases including Ebola, Influenza, MERS, and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.