Professor Flanagan has mentored more than 20 Honours and higher degrees students in Africa, Europe, USA and Australia in the last 10 years, either as a primary or co-supervisor.

PhD Students

Sarah Burl. Regulatory T cells and BCG immunogenicity in early life. Oxford University & Open University, UK (2005 - 2009).

Samuel Nyamweya. Immune activation in HIV: a comparison of immune activation biomarkers and T lymphocyte kinetics in HIV-1 and HIV-2 infected individuals. Open University, UK (2008 – 2013)

Andrea Hegedus. A comparison of the effects of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection on T lymphocyte turnover and their relationship to immune activation. St George’s University, London, UK (2008 - 2012)

Shamanthi Jayasooriya. Epstein Barr Virus in infancy: phenotypic changes and functional consequences for the infant immune system. Birmingham University, UK (2008 – 2013)

Kristoffer Jensen. The sex-differential non-specific immunological effects of childhood vaccines. Faculty of Health Sciences, Copenhagen University, Denmark (2011 – 2014)

Ying Ying Kong. Particle, vaccine and cancer cell non-specific effects on bone marrow monocytic and dendritic lineage cells.
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2011 – 2015)

Jorjoh Ndure. Regulatory T Cells and Vaccines: Correlation or Coincidence? Oxford University & Open University, UK (2011 – 2018).

Lianne Cox. Investigating the influence of BCG and Hepatitis B vaccine on neonatal immune responses. The Early Life Vaccines and Immunity Study (ELVIS). University of Melbourne, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (2015 – Present)

Momodou Cox Characterizing immunity in ovarian cancer patients in different age groups. RMIT University, Melbourne (2018 – Present).

Prisca Benedicto Immunological Imprinting Effects of Live Rotavirus Vaccination in Malawian Infants. University of Liverpool, UK (2019 – Present).

MSc / MPhil Students

Joseph Fitchett. Infant and maternal immune responses to tuberculosis mycobacterial antigens post-BCG vaccination. Awarded Distinction London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK (2009 – 2010)

Niels Danneskiold-Samsøe. The effect of measles and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccination on the T-cell receptor repertoire in children in The Gambia. University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2011 - 2012)

Fatou Noho-Konteh. Do DTwP and measles vaccine interact: effects on T cell memory and immune polarization? Edinburgh University & Open University, UK (2010 – 2015)

Fatoumatta Darboe. BCG immune response and its effect on other EPI vaccines MPhil with Open University, UK (2011 – 2015)

Honours Students

Alice Halliday Pregnancy-associated malaria and cord blood regulatory T cells in neonates in The Gambia. Awarded Distinction.
BSc (Hons) Microbiology, Manchester University, Manchester, UK (2006-7).

My Thanh Le Optimisation of Immunological Assays for a Randomised Trial of the Non-Specific Effects of  Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whole Cell Pertussis (DTwP) Combined Vaccine and Measles Vaccine. BSc (Hons) Microbiology, Manchester University, Manchester, UK (2007-8).

Frances Barker The ‘immune footprint’ for measles vaccination, and the immunological effect of co-administering the combined diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine. BSc (Hons), Biochemistry, Manchester University, Manchester, UK (2008-9)

Michelle Steeper Comparisons of human immune response in humans and aging. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2016).

Padmesh Ramanujam Does diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccination affect influenza vaccine immunogenicity in the elderly? QE2 Scholar, University of Toronto, Canada (2016).

Julie Tran Characterising the non-specific immune effects of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2017).

Alice Harper Sex differences in inflammation, frailty and antibodies to influenza vaccination and the heterologous effects of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccination. Awarded 1st Class Honours. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2018)

Jasveen Kaur Understanding immunity to influenza in children. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2019)