Sarah Anderson

National Lead for TB Strategy, Public Health England, United Kingdom

Sarah Anderson is the national lead for TB Strategy at Public Health England. In this role she leads the implementation of the Collaborative TB Strategy for England, and provides strategic leadership to the National TB Programme. Sarah previously worked as a London regional epidemiologist, a consultant in health protection and as PHE London's TB lead. She is currently a member of the Technical Advisory Group on TB for the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Sarah trained as a doctor in Cambridge and London and undertook a medical doctorate researching "The epidemiology of TB from a primary care perspective". She has spent time seconded to the WHO in Geneva where she published research on improving international TB and HIV collaboration; and has an academic interest in TB with a number of on-going TB research projects. In 2019, Sarah was awarded the Bisset Hawkins Medal of the Royal College of Physicians for her work to reduce the incidence of TB in England; a triennial award, given to acknowledge work undertaken in the preceding ten years to advance sanitary science or promote public health.

go back