Catherine Ludden
Programme Manager

Department: Research and Innovation Office

Catherine Ludden is the Programme Manager for the Research and Innovation (R&I) Office in St James’s Hospital. The R&I Office proactively works to promote research and to build a strong research culture on campus. Researchers conducting any form of research-related project are required to submit an online application to the R&I Office.

Catherine studied Medical Science at the Atlantic Technological University and completed a PhD at the University of Galway in Ireland. Subsequently, she joined the University of Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Fellow and was later awarded a Sir Henry Postdoctoral Wellcome Fellowship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine focusing on the dissemination of healthcare associated infections. Catherine has completed a Masters in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a qualified programme manager and has extensive experience in leading large diverse teams across academia, healthcare and public health.   

Previous roles include Head of Clinical Research Interface at Genomics England, Director of Operations for the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium, Head of Operations for the Pathogen Genomics COVID Programme at Public Health England, and Expert in Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Sweden.

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