Wendy Harrison joined the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative as Deputy Director in April 2009 from the Comparative Medicine and Biology Unit at GlaxoSmithKline where she worked in an advisory role across a range of therapeutic drug development areas including inflammation and infection.
Wendy has a Veterinary Degree from the Royal Veterinary College and worked in mixed animal practice prior to completing a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology at St. Georges Hospital Medical School and a post doc in comparative vascular biology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia. Wendy has a particular interested in integrated multi-disciplinary approaches to public health in developing countries with a focus on capitalizing on potential synergies between human and animal health programs.
Wendy completed a Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2008 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene From 2000- 2008 Wendy served as a Council member on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is currently on the Council of the Comparative Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine.
Wendy was appointed as the Executive Director of SCI in 2016.