Faust, Prof Saul N





Immunology and infectious diseases 

Training and education

  • BA (MA 1995) in social and political sciences - Cambridge University, 1990
  • MB BS (medical degree) - University of London, 1993
  • Membership of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - 1996
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (previously Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) - 2001
  • PhD - Imperial College, London, 2005
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Learning and Teaching - Imperial College, London, 2006
  • Certificate of Good Clinical Practice - Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 2007


Medical Research Council clinical training fellowship, 1998 to 2001


Prof Faust undertook senior house officer and specialist registrar training in paediatrics at Great Ormond Street Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital Paddington, University College London, Hammersmith Hospital, the Whittington Hospital, Royal London Hospital, Tower Hamlets PCT and Edgware General Hospital.

Prior to joining the Trust in 2006, he completed clinical research training as MRC clinical research fellow and clinical lecturer at Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus.

Key achievements

  • Prof Saul Faust PhD has been director of the Southampton NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility since 2008. The facility is managed as an NHS ward environment for clinical research and trials in children and adults, patients and healthy volunteers. As associate medical director for research and development and deputy director of the Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (2017-22), Prof Faust works with colleagues across the Trust and university to provide the best possible environment for patients to take part in clinical trials and other research. Prof Faust also works via the Wessex branch of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network as one of six clinical divisional leads ensuring patients from across the region can take part in clinical trials.
  • Prof Faust is clinical lead for paediatric immunology and infectious diseases at University Hospital Southampton/Southampton Children’s Hospital. He's been a member of the national NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Paediatric Medicine since 2013, working with colleagues to ensure high quality paediatric medical subspecialties in Southampton and across England.
  • Prof Faust was the NICE Guideline Committee Chair for sepsis in children and adults (published 2016) and is the NICE Guideline Committee Chair for lyme disease in children and adults (2016-18). He's been involved in developing many other national guidelines for children, including being co-author of the national algorithm for management of meningococcal disease in children and national guidelines for managing paediatric bone and joint infections. He was also a member of the NICE guideline development group for diarrhoea and vomiting in children under five.

Key awards and prizes

  • Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Summer School, 1987
  • Clare College Thirkill travel grant, 1990
  • Clare College Beatson prize for essay on medically-related subject, 1990
  • Certificate of Merit in obstetrics and gynaecology (MBBS), 1993
  • Distinction Viva and Certificate of Merit in surgery (MBBS), 1993
  • Joint Filliter Prize in pathology (UCLMS), 1993
  • Joint F T Roberts Prize in obstetrics and gynaecology (UCLMS) 1993
  • Hetley Clinical Prize in medicine, surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology (UCLMS), 1993
  • First Broderip Prize in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, pharmacology and pathology (UCLMS), 1993
  • World Federation of Pediatric Intensive Care and Critical Care Societies Young Investigator Award, 3rd World Congress, Montreal, Canada, 2000
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Lorber Prize, 2002


Prof Faust is a clinical researcher in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology, developing local and national collaborative clinical trials in paediatric infectious diseases. He also conducts paediatric and adult vaccine trials as part of the UK academic paediatric vaccine group. Prof Faust conducts trials of new medicines for children to treat infections such as bronchiolitis and serious bacterial infections, taking part in many national and international trials on behalf of UHS.

Prof Faust co-leads the clinical biofilm research group at the University of Southampton, working with colleagues across the faculties of medicine, biological sciences and engineering. This work is trying to find new treatments for patients with infections caused by bacteria sticking together on body surfaces, such as in cystic fibrosis.

He's also a member of Genomics England's Clinical Interpretation Partnerships for primary immunodeficiency, paediatric sepsis and paediatrics, part of the 100,000 Genome Project. This research aims to directly benefit patients and has been featured on BBC and ITN news.


You can contact Prof Faust via his clinical secretary Heloisa Whyatt on 023 8120 6417 or by emailing Heloisa.Whyatt@uhs.nhs.uk. Alternatively, you can contact his academic PA Magda Wrobel.