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Cassidy Nelson

Head of Biosecurity Policy

Dr Cassidy Nelson has previously worked as a doctor in human biosecurity and communicable disease public health in Australia, consulted for the World Health Organization’s Health Security Interface in Geneva and the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense in Washington DC, and co-led the Biosecurity Team at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute.


Cassidy holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Development Biology and a graduate degree in Medicine from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne. She is currently a DPhil candidate in Biology at the University of Oxford, with her thesis entitled Detection for Novel Pathogen Pandemics. In 2021, Cassidy was named a fellow on the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative.

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