Kerri Hill-Cawthorne is the Research Facilitator 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.
Kerri supports all the functions involved in running the HPRU including recruitment, funding, staff management, administration and reporting. Kerri works with her line manager Juliet Allibone and both are assisted by the team secretary Rakhee Parmar. All three are based at the Hammersmith Campus in the Department for Adult Infectious Diseases.
Kerri Hill-Cawthorne has worked at Imperial College since June 2019. Prior to being at Imperial, she worked as Programme Manager for the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity as well as Education Innovation Manager for the School of Public Health, both at the University of Sydney. She has also worked as a Financial Officer for Fairfax County Government (county council) in the United States.
Kerri has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Leadership Studies from Christopher Newport University (US) and a Master of International Public Health from the University of Sydney. She is a member of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators UK.