Author: Department of Infectious Disease Communications

Embracing a new work-life balance during lockdown

Dr Carol Sheppard and her family
Dr Carol Sheppard and her family

Dr Carol Sheppard explains how lockdown has reinvigorated her research by providing a much-needed opportunity for planning and reflection.

In 2015 my husband and I were some of the first people in the country to take shared parental leave, an arrangement we both highly advocate. I had a baby (girl), published a first author paper and learnt to drive, all in the space of a year. It was a challenging year with a steep learning curve but I was immensely proud of all of my achievements. No-one patted me on the back more than myself! (more…)

In the news: Coronavirus

Researcher in lab at St Mary's

Last updated: Friday 13 March

With the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), researchers at the Department of Infectious Disease have been providing commentary and advice on the outbreak in both the UK and international media, as well as sharing updates about the work that they are doing to better understand and tackle the virus’ spread. (more…)