University of Cambridge
Sharon Peacock is a clinician scientist who has worked in academic clinical microbiology across the United Kingdom and South East Asia for the last 25 years. She is currently Professor of Public Health and Microbiology in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, and Executive Director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium. Sharon has built her scientific expertise around pathogen genomics, antimicrobial resistance, and a range of tropical diseases. Her career has included 7 years living and working in Thailand and Cambodia. She has published more than 500 peer-reviewed papers, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and an elected Member of EMBO. In 2015, she received a CBE for services to medical microbiology, and in 2018 she won the Unilever Colworth Prize for her outstanding contribution to translational microbiology.