Dr Dianne Irish-Tavares

Job title

Consultant virologist


Dr Irish-Tavares is a part time consultant virologist of 14 years, providing specialist virology advice on the investigation and management of viral infections with a keen interest in infection control and viral hepatitis. 

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Contact details

Phone number: 0207 794 0500 ext 31076

Email address: dianne.irish@nhs.net


  • Macartney M, Irish D, Bridge S, Garcia A, Booth C, McCormick A, Labbett W, Smith C, Velazquez C, Tanwar S, Trembling P, Jacobs M, Dusheiko G, Rosenberg W, T Haque. (2014). Telaprevir or boceprevir based therapy chronic hepatitis C infection: Development of resistance-associated variants is a major cause of treatment failure. Antiviral Research. Published online. DOI: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2014.02.019
  • Haywood, B., Patel, M., Hurday, S., Copping, R., Webster, D., Irish, D., Haque, T.Comparison of Automated Chemiluminescence Immunoassays with Capture Enzyme Immunoassays for the Detection of Measles and Mumps IgM antibodies in Serum. Journal of Virological Methods 2014; 196:15-17
  • Godbole  G., Irish  D., Basarab  M., Mahungu  T., Fox-Lewis  A., Thorne  C., Jacobs  M., Dusheiko  G., Rosenberg MC W., Suri  D., Millar D A., Nastouli  E. Management of hepatitis B in pregnant women and infants: a multicentre audit from four London hospitals. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013, 13:222.
  • Kayhanian, H., Cohen, O., Gunasekeran, C., Smith, R., Irish, D., Ariyanayagam, T. Norovirus –Reducing Transmission and Managing Outbreaks. BMJ learning module: BMJ 2013; July
  • Sowole, L., Irish, D. Do Virological Reports Recommending HIV Testing Influence Requesting Behaviour. Journal of Clinical Virology e letter – November 2012 
  • Zakout, G., Fielding, A., Griffiths, P., Irish, D., Panagou, E., Chakraverty, R., Kottaridis, P. Putative virus-versus-leukemia effect – A mechanistic conundrum? Blood e-letter – June 2012
  • Davies, N. W., Brown, L.J., Gonde, J., Irish,D.N., Robinson, R.O., Swan, A.V., Banatvala, J., Howard, M.K., Muir, P. Factors Influencing PCR Detection Of Viruses in Cerebrospinal Fluid Of Patients With Suspected CNS Infections. J. Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2005; Jan, 76(1): 82-87
  • Meda, Manjula, Godden, Charles, Irish, Dianne. Herpetic neonatal pustular rash. BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.10.2008.1149
  • Irish, D.N., Blake,C., Christophers, J., Craske, J.E., Burnapp, L., Abbs, I.C., MacMahon, E.M.E., Muir, p., Banatvala, J.E., Simmonds,P. Identification of Hepatitis C Virus Seroconversion Resulting From Nosocomial Transmission on a Haemodialysis Unit: Implications For Infection Control and Laboratory Screening. The Journal of Medical Virology 1999; 59: 135 – 140.
  • Irish, D.N., Eltringham, I.J., Teall, A.J., Pickett, H., Farrelly, H., Reith, S., Marples, R., Cookson, B. Control Of A High Level Mupirocin And Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Outbreak. The Journal of Hospital Infection 1998; May, 39:19 – 26.
  • Eltringham, I.J., Thalange, N., Irish, D.N., Issler, H., Teall, A.J. Relapse Of Paratyphoid Fever After Treatment With Ciprofloxacin In A Child With Congenital Biliary Atresia. Acta Paediatric Journal 1997; 86: 547 – 548.
  • Drobniewski, I., Irish, D.N., Poddar, J., Cheney, C., Sherwood, R., Sutherland, S. HIV In The Over – Fifties In South London. The Lancet 1995; December, 346: 1639 – 1640.