Faith Osier is Visiting Professor of Malaria Immunology at the University of Oxford, UK, and Secretary-General of the Federation of African Immunological Societies. She serves as Clinical Research Fellow and Group Leader at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, where she chairs the Biosciences Department.
She obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1996 at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. Specializing in pediatrics, she became a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, in 2003 and Consultant Paediatrician in Kenya in 2009. She obtained a Masters in Human Immunity (with Distinction) from the University of Liverpool in 2004 and a PhD from the Open University, UK, in 2008.
Prof. Osier has received a number of international awards for her contributions to science, including the 2014 Royal Society Pfizer Award, the fifth Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award, and the first EVIMalaR Promising African Scientist Award. She has held research fellowships from the Wellcome Trust and was awarded the African Research Leader Award from the UK Medical Research Council and Department for International Development in 2013. She also holds the 2016 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Alexander Humboldt Foundation in Germany, which honors exceptionally promising young researchers.
Prof. Osier serves on a number of committees of the International Union of Immunological Societies. She is passionate about the quest for malaria elimination and the training of African scientists to tackle the health challenges of the African continent.