Rakhee Parmar is the Team Secretary for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London.
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 (the Academic Health Science Network for North West London). The Unit is one of 12 HPRUs funded by the NIHR to enable Universities to work in partnership with Public Health England to support health protection research.
Rakhee works directly to the Head of Operations Juliet Allibone and supports the wider HPRU Management Team, liaising with Co-Directors; other academic and administrative staff within Imperial College London, the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, PHE and other bodies collaborating with the Unit. Both Rakhee and Juliet are based at the Hammersmith Campus in the Infectious Diseases and Immunity Section.
As Team secretary, Rakhee is responsible for the administration and co-ordinating functions involved in the smooth running, organisation and management of the Unit, including setting up and supporting theme and operational meetings, HR admin support to the team, maintaining and updating the Unit website and producing the quarterly newsletter that goes out to over 250 recipients.
Rakhee is a graduate of Applied Language Studies where she specialised in German and Spanish at the University of West London with placements at the Universidad de Sevilla and Philips Universitaet, Marburg.