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, Warwick University, Cambridge University and Imperial College Health Partners.
The Unit was funded, along with 14 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. It commenced 01 April 2020 for a 5 year period and builds on the legacy of the previous HPRU which ran from 01 April 2014 -31 March 2020.
Juliet is responsible to Professor Alison Holmes' the Unit's Director and works closely with Dr Matt Ellington, the Unit's PHE lead. She co-ordinates all the functions involved in running the HPRU including recruitment, funding, staff management, administration and reporting. Juliet works with Kerri Hill-Cawthorne, the Unit's Research Vacillator and Sara Yadav, Head of Operations for the Antimicrobial Research Collaborative. All are assisted by team secretary Rakhee Parmar and based at the Hammersmith Campus in the Adult Infectious Diseases Section.
Juliet Allibone has worked at Imperial College for more than 20 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 what was then 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.