Dr Gilles de Wildt

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

Room 108, 1st Floor, 90 Vincent Drive
Primary Care Clinical Sciences
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Gilles de Wildt is the programme lead of the Intercalated BMedSc course “International Health”.


  • MRCGP, MSc (Community Health in Developing Countries, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Physician for International Health and Tropical Medicine, Netherlands, Artsexamen (Groningen, Netherlands)


Gilles is a Birmingham GP at Jiggins Lane Medical Centre (www.jigginslane.com). He graduated as a medical doctor in the Netherlands where he trained in the programme for hospital and community medicine in remote and under-resourced areas in developing countries (“Tropical Doctor”). This prepared him to work in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

He holds a Master of Science Community Health in Developing Countries of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Before moving to England, he worked as a public health specialist and epidemiologist for The Hague City Health (GGD Den Haag) in the Netherlands.

Gilles is a member of the Health Inequalities Standing Group of the RCGP and was a Trustee of Medact, an international health policy and advocacy charity. He has represented Dutch and British non-governmental organisations at trade and health-related meetings of UN organisations and other international events.

His current interests include international aspects of commercialisation of health care and access to medicines, pharmaceutical R&D , patents and global justice.

Gilles is an external examiner for the University of Leeds Intercalated BSc in International Health.

He is married to a GP and they have 3 children.



Frew G, Mc George E, Grant S, de Wildt G. Hepatitis B: A cross-sectional survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices amongst backpackers in Thailand. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

Sillo S, Lomax C, de Wildt G, Da Silva Fonseca M, de Almeida Galan NG, Billion Ruiz Prado R. A temporal and sociocultural exploration of the stigma experiences of leprosy patients in Brazil. Lepr Rev (2016) 87, 378–395

Henry M , Galan N, Teasdale K, Trado R, Amar H, Rays MS, Roberts L, Siquera P, de Wildt G, Virmond M, Das PK,  Factors Contributing to the Delay in Diagnosis and Continued Transmission of Leprosy in Brazil – An Explorative, Quantitative, Questionnaire Based Study. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. Published: March 15 2016 

Lewis CT, de Wildt G. Sexual behaviour of backpackers who visit Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, Thailand: a cross-sectional study. Sex Transm Infect sextrans-2015-052301. Published Online First: 6 June 2016 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052301

Goldring M, Wildt G, Lindenmeyer A, Falconi E, Das PK (2015) The Help Seeking Behaviours of Patients with Ulcerative Skin Lesions before Consultation in Yurimaguas, Peru. J Anc Dis Prev Rem 3:127

Teasdale K, de Wildt G, Das PK, Virmond MDCL, De Almeida Galan NG, Prado RBR, Henry M, Amar H. The patient perspective of the diagnostic process for leprosy in Brazil. An exploratory study. Leprosy Review 86: 1; 21-36 (March 2015)

Vaughan E, Sesay F, Chima A, Abdullah F, Mehes M, Lee B, Dordono Sitch A, de Wildt G, Kamara TB, Sampson JB . An Assessment of Surgical and Anesthesia Staff at 10 Government Hospitals in Sierra Leone. Jama Surgery, in press.

de Wildt G, Gill P.  The future of general practice: Challenges and opportunities. Book chapter: in: Working with vulnerable groups. RCGP: London; 2014

Cronin T, Sheppard J, de Wildt G. Health-seeking behaviour for schistosomiasis: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative literature . The Pan African Medical Journal

Chan CK, de Wildt G. Developing Countries, Donor Leverage, and Access to Bird Flu Vaccines. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Working Paper No. 41, Washington DC, June 2008 

de Wildt G, Gill P, Chudley S, Heath I. Racism and general practice: time to grasp the nettle. British Journal of General Practice 2003; 53: 488 pp 180-2)

de Wildt G, Rowson M, Stoffers M, Koivusalo M. Which comes first--health or wealth?Lancet. 2001 Apr 7;357(9262):1123-4.

de Wildt G, Chandramohan D, van der Meer J International health aid and professional independence: the need for quality standards and self-regulation. Health Policy Plan. 2000 Jun;15(2):235-6