The Centre is directed by Professor Azra Ghani, supported by an Executive Board composed of members of academic and professional/technical staff. The executive board supports the overall implementation of the MRC Centre’s agenda. It is chaired by the Director and meets every 2 months.  


Sub-committees manage the day-to-day activities of the Centre within the priority research themes and cross-cutting agendas.

  • Preparedness and Response to Emerging Threats Research
    Dr Anne Cori, Professor Neil Ferguson
  • Global Health Analytics Research
    Dr Jeff Eaton, Professor Tim Hallett, Dr Lucy Okell
  • Vaccines & Therapeutics Research
    Dr Ilaria Dorigatti, Professor Nick Grassly
  • Pathogen Genomic Epidemiology Research
    Dr Nuno Faria, Professor Matt Fisher
  • Training & Capacity Strengthening
    Professor Marie-Claude Boily, Professor Tom Churcher, Professor Nim Pathy, Dr Hugo Turner
  • External Relationships & Communications
    Dr Sabine van Elsand
  • Research Software Engineering
    Dr Rich Fitzjohn
  • WHO Liaison 
    Dr Ruth McCabe


Executive Board Members