Dr Ewan Harrison is Career Development Fellow at the Wellcome Sanger Institute; and a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Medicine and Honorary Senior Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, both at the University of Cambridge. He is the Deputy Lead of the Peacock Group. He completed his PhD at the University of Leicester on the genomics and pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 2009, supported by a Medical Research Council Studentship. Ewan is currently on secondment at COG-UK where he is Director of Strategy and Transformation.
Dr Katerina Galai is a multidisciplinary scholar with research expertise in international law and cross-sector business experience. Before joining the Peacock group, Katerina spent three years at RAND Europe developing a portfolio of qualitative research methods and working on a number of UK and European research projects delivering analysis, impact and recommendations to senior policy makers. She is a UK expert on the use and regulation of private military companies and she recently published a monograph with Routledge on the topic. Katerina is associate Director for COG UK, heading up communications, governance, strategic planning, legal and financial functions.
Beth Blane has been the Laboratory Manager for the Peacock group since 2012 and is a Health and Care Professions Council registered Biomedical Scientist. Prior to this, she worked in the clinical microbiology lab at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. She has worked on a range of projects including the surveillance of carriage and transmission of healthcare-associated bacteria in a long-term health facility, the study of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus, and most recently the implementation of real-time whole genome sequencing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a clinical setting. She is currently on secondment at COG-UK where she is the Logistics Manager.