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Prof Sarah O'Brien MB BS, FRCP, FFPHM, DTM&H

Professor Public Health and Policy

Research

Gastrointestinal Infection
Food-Related Infection, Foodborne Zoonoses and Food Safety
Health Protection
Research Group Membership
Research Grants

Why do norovirus pandemics occur and how can we control them?

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

January 2018 - December 2020

Estimating quality adjusted life years and willingness to pay values for microbiological foodborne disease (Phase 2)

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY (UK)

November 2015 - September 2017

Development of New Mathematical Sciences Capabilities for Healthcare Technologies

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

December 2015 - May 2020

Fully Integrated, real-time detection, diagnosis and control of community infection outbreaks.

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

April 2013 - July 2018

Assessing the contribution made by the food chain to the burden of UK-acquired norovirus infection

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY (UK)

January 2014 - September 2019

FS231043-The Study of infectious disease in the community-determining disease burden and calibrating national surveillance data in the United Kingdon.

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY (UK)

July 2011 - January 2013

Application of whole genome sequencing to fully characterise Campylobacter isolates from the IID1 and IID2 studies.

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY (UK)

January 2014 - February 2015

Sources, Seasonality, Transmission and Control: Campylobacter and human behaviour in a changing environment (ESEI)

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

January 2012 - December 2017

Health Protection Research Unit (Gastrointestinal Infections)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

April 2014 - March 2020

Research Collaborations

Iain Lake

External: University of East Anglia

Campylobacter research

Tom Humphrey

Internal

Campylobacter Research

Duncan Maskell

External: The University of Cambridge

Campylobacter Research

Malcolm Bennett

Internal

Campylobacter research

Peter Diggle

External: Lancaster University

Campylobacter research

Craig Winstanley

Internal

Campylobacter research

Norval Strachan

External: University of Aberdeen

Campylobacter Research

Steve Rushton

External: University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Campylobacter research

Nicola Williams

Internal

Campylobacter research

Rachel Griffith

External: University of Manchester

Campylobacter research

Dan Rigby

External: University of Manchester

Campylobacter Research

Ken Forbes

External: University of Aberdeen

Campylobacter Research

Andrew Fearne

External: The University of Kent at Canterbury

Campylobacter research

Brendan Wren

External: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Campylobacter research

Paul Hunter

External: University of East Anglia

Infectious intestinal disease research; Campylobacter research

Clarence Tam

External: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Infectious intestinal disease research; food attribution research; Campylobacter research