ISARIC's Global Support Centre (GSC) is currently hosted by the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford. Gail Carson sits at the Farr Institute at the University of Edinburgh. The GSC is the first point of contact for any matters related to ISARIC, please feel free to contact any of us with questions.


Prof Peter Horby Executive Director Contact Peter

Peter has overall responsibility for delivery of the ISARIC workplan, monitoring progress of activities, reporting to the Board, representation of ISARIC, managing external stakeholder relationships and day to day management of the GSC.

Prof Piero Olliaro Director of Science Contact Piero

Piero is responsible for the implementation and support of ISARIC's clinical research programme. This currently includes projects on Plague, Lassa fever, MERS-CoV and Nipah virus. Piero leads the clinical research team.  

Dr Gail Carson Director of Network Development Contact Gail
 Gail Carson

Gail is responsible for building research preparedness capacity through the development and implementation of training activities, membership engagement, managing the ISARIC Career Development Fellowships, and running study activation exercises. Gail was elected vice chair of GOARN in 2018 and is the Research working group lead. Gail is also the Scientific Manager for the Secretariat of the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R).

The GloPID-R Secretariat has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 643434.

Ms Nina Jamieson
Senior Capacity Development Manager Contact Nina

Nina's role covers designing, coordinating and evaluating research capacity development activities; running the ISARIC Career Development Fellowship scheme and designing and coordinating membership and public engagement activities.

Ms Sarah Moore Programme Manager Contact Sarah
 Sarah Moore

Sarah's role encompasses the monitoring of project execution, progress towards milestones and deliverables, and reporting; ensuring that projects are completed within budget, on schedule and according to contract specifications.

Mr Giuseppe Paparella Communications and Operational Support Officer Contact Giuseppe

Giuseppe leads on internal and external communications, including the News Round-up. Giuseppe also manages communications for ZIKAlliance, a multinational and multi-disciplinary research consortium comprised of 54 partners worldwide.

ZIKAlliance is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No.734548.  

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