Diana Lockwood is an infectious disease physician and leprologist who focuses on improving the outcome of nerve damage in people affected by leprosy. Diana graduated from the University of Birmingham with an MD in 1996, and graduated with a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 1999. She has held various positions at several hospitals around England, in addition to researching and working in India and Africa. Diana has authored over 100 articles and book chapters in the field of infectious diseases, focusing for the most part on leprosy. She has also devoted much of her time to editorial and review work, and was also the editor of Leprosy Review from 1996 to 2012.
Diana is currently a professor of Tropical Medicine in the Department of Infectious and Topical Diseases at the London School and of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She also serves as a consultant physician and leprologist at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London. Diana is also working on developing, analysing and refining severity scales for measuring Type 1 and erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) reactions.