Director of Operations
Dr Catherine Ludden is Director of Operations at COG-UK, and is responsible for overseeing COG-UK operations, developing long-term operational strategies, coordinating public health investigations, and engaging with technical experts, collaborators and senior leaders. Catherine is a genomic epidemiologist with expertise in pathogen genomics, antibiotic resistance, and clinical microbiology. Prior to joining COG-UK, Catherine was working with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control where she provided scientific and technical expertise for the analysis and interpretation of European whole genome sequencing datasets and supported international outbreak investigations. She is a One Heath expert and was previously awarded a Sir Henry Postdoctoral Wellcome Fellowship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to define reservoirs and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli using a One Health approach.