John Oxford

John Oxford is the UK's top expert on influenza and Emeritus Professor of Virology at the University of London.

His work on the 1918 strain of influenza (Spanish flu) is world famous.


Professor Oxford is the founder of Retroscreen Virology, a leader in the field of vaccine and anti-viral clinical trials for the last 20 years.

He is also co-author of Human Virology, now in its 4th Edition and published by Oxford University Press.

Professor Oxford appears regularly on Radio 4's Today programme, BBC's Newsnight and ITV and Channel 4 News talking about influenza and, more recently, Ebola.

BBC Panorama: Learning from the 1918 flu
Featuring Professor John Oxford