Clark is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh in Infectious Diseases (BMedSci Hons 2010) and Medicine (MBChB Hons 2013). He is an ECAT Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases (University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research) and a registrar in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he was an investigator on the ISARIC 4C and ICECAP studies, contributing to clinical characterisation and identification of immunopathologic mechanisms of Covid-19.
His main research interest is host defence against medically-important streptococci (including pneumococci) and Staphylococcus aureus; specifically macrophage microbicidal mechanisms and how these can be modulated therapeutically by host-directed therapies. This work is supported by an ECAT/Wellcome Trust PhD Fellowship for Clinicians award.
More information on the ISARIC 4C study can be found here.