Professor Sharon Peacock joins Antibiotic Research UK’s Board of Trustees

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements

Professor Sharon Peacock has this month joined Antibiotic Research UK’s Board of Trustees.

Professor Sharon Peacock

Sharon, MA (Cantab) PhD FMedSci CBE, is an internationally recognised clinical microbiologist and is currently Director of the Bloomsbury Research Institute at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.

Sharon qualified as a nurse before moving into academia. She has an MA from the University of Cambridge, a PhD from the University of Oxford, and is a member of the Royal College of Pathologists. Her research has focused on the transmission of antibiotic-resistant infections using molecular fingerprinting techniques.

She has published over 350 scientific papers, written over 20 book chapters, and sat on numerous national and international committees. Sharon co-wrote the seminal Annual CMO report on ‘Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance’ with Dame Sally Davies, which was published in 2013. She sits on a number of grant committees including the Wellcome Trust, CARB-X and the MRC.

Sharon brings to the charity a wealth of knowledge on antimicrobial resistance, being one of the world’s experts in the area.

Sharon says: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Trustees as I believe tackling antibiotic resistance is one of the foremost medical issues of the time. I am particularly interested in educating the public and professionals about antibiotic resistance and I hope to be able to make a contribution to this aspect of the charity’s mission.”