Head of Global Health Security. UK Health Security Agency. One of the key areas of her work continues to be supporting the safe and health delivery of mass gatherings. This role includes providing technical advice to those planning mass gatherings and helping to develop the evidence base for the public health implications of mass gatherings through building capacity and improving health and ensuring a positive health legacy from these events.
This work has continued through the COVID-19 pandemic, through the provision of advice into UK HMG guidance and the WHO risk assessment tools along with event organisers such as the International Olympic Committee and 2022 Commonwealth Games organisers for hosting safe events during the pandemic.
This started through her role as the Programme Director for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Preparedness, responsible for delivery of health protection activities for London 2012. This incorporated; public health surveillance and response, diagnostics, emergency response, testing and exercising. I have since supported a wide range of events from the South East Asia Games in Myanmar and Indonesia through to FIFA World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and planning for Tokyo 2020.