Oliver Blandy is a Research Assistant 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.
Oliver provides support for two of the four research themes conducted within the HPRU at Imperial College London; Applied Molecular Bacteriology and Applied Data Linkage, Syndromic Surveillance and Modelling. Oliver is responsible for writing and updating ethical permissions to enable the aforementioned HPRU research themes to conduct research, data collection, research and analysis.
Oliver Blandy has previously worked as a Secondary School Science Teacher and as a Data Analyst for the NHS.
Oliver has a BSc in Chemistry, a PGCE in Secondary Science (Chemistry) and a MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health (Distinction) all from the University of Bristol.