Juliet Allibone is the Head of Operations for the National Institute of Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance. The HPRU is a partnership between Imperial College London, Public Health England, Cambridge University Veterinary School, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Imperial College Health Partners North West London Academic Health Science Network. The Unit was funded, along with 12 others in priority areas from immunisation to radiation hazards, to bring Universities to work in partnership with Public Health England to support excellent health protection research relevant to the needs of Public Health England.
Juliet also provides support as the Head of Operations for the Centre for Infection Prevention and Management . The Centre is a UKCRC initative which aims to integrate infection prevention into healthcare delivery which it is doing in a multidisciplinary and multi-professional way by looking at Innovation adoption, behaviour change, new diagnostics, health surveillance and capacity building through education.
Juliet is responsible for all the functions involved in running the HPRU and the UKCRC Centre including recruitment, funding, staff management, administration and reporting. Juliet works with her job-share partner Sara Yadav and both are assisted by the team secretary Rachel Wood. All threee are based at the Hammersmith Campus in the Infectious Disease and Immunity Section.
Juliet Allibone has worked at Imperial College for more than 10 years having been recruited in the first intake of the College’s prestigious Management Training Scheme- at the time the only one in the sector. During the scheme Juliet worked to the directors of Central Administrative functions, including the Central Secretariat, HR, Finance, Estates, Registry and the Deputy Rector’s Office. Following an academic placement in the Division of Investigative Science she subsequently took the role of Centre Manager for the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Centre based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital under Professor Dame Julia Polak. She then worked for 5 years as the Deputy Divisional Manager (HR) for the Division of Investigative Science.
Juliet has a first class History degree from UCL and an MA in Personnel and Development. She is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development.