PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health established on 1 April 2013 to bring together public health specialists from more than 70 organisations into a single public health service. PHE is a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support government, local authorities and the National Health Service (NHS) in a professionally independent manner. With over 5,000 staff (full-time equivalent), mostly scientists, researchers and public health professionals, our remit is to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. One of PHEs core responsibilities is protecting the nation’s health through the national health protection service, and preparing for public health emergencies. We do this through world-class science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and providing specialist public health services.

PHE Project 53 team
  • Dr Christopher Logue Key Expert

    Dr Christopher Logue is the Key Expert in Biosafety and Training for EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 53 “Strengthening the National Legal Framework and Provision of Specialized Training on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Central Asian Countries.”

    Dr Christopher Logue a senior Microbiology Trainer for the Novel and Dangerous Pathogens (NADP) Training Group for Public Health England, an executive agency of the UK Department of Health. The training group consists of 5 scientists who deliver Microbiology and Biosafety training on how to work safely in Microbiology laboratories at level 2, 3 and 4 according to International standards. Christopher has developed, implemented and delivered several biosafety lab-related courses in the UK, Central Asia, South America and West Africa in addition to a Virology Masters course and online ELearning courses in virology. Christopher undertook three month long deployments to Guinea & Sierra Leone as part of the Ebola outbreak response and is also an  Associate professor Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador.

    Email christopher.logue@phe.gov.uk.

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  • Mr Allan Bennett Biosafety Expert

    Allan Bennett is a biosafety specialist in the National Infection Service of Public Health England at Porton Down. He has over 25 year experience in high containment microbiology. He is a regular speaker at Biosafety conferences including ABSA, EBSA and ABSANZ and has contributed to and developed a wide range of biosafety training materials. He is currently on the editorial committee for the forthcoming 4th edition of the WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual and was the lead writer of a Laboratory Assessment Tool for WHO AFRO. He has over 50 peer reviewed scientific publications on his research in the fields of biosafety, healthcare acquired infection, disinfection and air microbiology.

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  • Dr Jane Shallcross Non Key Expert

    Dr Jane Shallcross is the Non – Key Expert in Biosafety and Training for EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 53 “Strengthening the National Legal Framework and Provision of Specialized Training on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Central Asian Countries.”

    Dr Jane Shallcross is Head of the Novel and Dangerous Pathogens (NADP) Training Group for Public Health England, an executive agency of the UK Department of Health. The training group consists of 5 scientists who deliver Microbiology and Biosafety training on how to work safely in Microbiology laboratories at level 2, 3 and 4 according to International standards. We also train scientists how to diagnose diseases caused by hazard group 3 bacteria such as B. anthracis and Y. pestis and also trained over 400 scientists deployed to Sierra Leone to run Ebola diagnostic laboratories. Courses can be delivered from our laboratories in the UK or the host country, examples including Germany, Azerbaijan, Thailand, India, Sierra Leone, Gaza and Kazakhstan. Jane has also delivered preconferences courses for BACAC and EBSA at their annual conferences. E-learning modules have also been developed to support blended learning.  

    Jane Shallcross received her degree in Biomedical Sciences, followed by a PhD in Microbiology and is a fully qualified teacher with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Jane has been designing, developing, delivering and managing Biosafety training courses since 2003.            

    Email jane.shallcross@phe.gov.uk.

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