Sharon Peacock#


Sharon Peacock
Membership Number:6043
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Elected:2022
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage(s):https://professorsharonpeacock.co.uk
ORCID:0000-0002-1718-2782




Present and Previous Positions
  • 04/2020 Executive Director & Chair, COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK)
  • 04/2019 Professor of Public Health and Microbiology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 09/2015 Non-Executive Director, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • 04/2019 - 09/2021 Director, National Infection Service (04-2019-04/2020) and then Director of Science (Pathogen Genomics) (04/2020 - 09/2020), Public Health England (secondment)
  • 09/2015 - 04/2019 Professor of Clinical Microbiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London, UK
  • 09/2009 - 09/2015 Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge
  • 01/2003 - 09/2009 Head, Bacterial Diseases Research, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme, Thailand (Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Mahidol University)
  • 06/1998 - 01/2003 Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, University of Oxford, UK
  • 09/1992 - 06/1995 Registrar in Clinical Microbiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Leptospirosis and rickettsial infections
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Sequencing of nosocomial pathogens to generate actionable information for public health
  • Melioidosis and its cause
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei
  • SARS-CoV-2 sequencing
  • Leptospirosis and rickettsial infections
  • Staphylococcus aureus

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 DSc (honorary), Royal Veterinary College, London
  • 2021 Medical Research Council (MRC) Millennium Medal
  • 2020/21 Listed as Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate
  • 2019 Sir Anthony Epstein Lecture, Bristol University
  • 2019 Ker Memorial Lecture, Edinburgh University
  • 2019 Macfarlane Burnet prize lecture, Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
  • 2018 Unilever Colworth Prize, for outstanding contribution to translational microbiology
  • 2017 National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator Award
  • 2017 Jenner Lecture, St Georges Hospital Medical School
  • 2016 Emmanuelle Caron Memorial Lecture, Imperial College
  • 2015 Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to medical microbiology
  • 2015 Elected Member of EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation)
  • 2015 Linacre Lecture, St John’s College Cambridge
  • 2015 William Evans Visiting Fellowship, Dept Preventive & Social Medicine, University of Otago
  • 2015 McAuley Oration in International Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 2014 Ruysch lecture, Amsterdam Medical Centre
  • 2014 Tony Hart Memorial Lecture, University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2014 Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
  • 2013 Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2005 Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
  • 2002 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London

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