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Cassidy Nelson

Cassidy is a Research Scholar at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, where she co-leads the Biosecurity Research Group. Her work centres on global catastrophic biological risks and the threats posed by advanced biotechnology, with a focus on strengthening pandemic preparedness for novel pathogen outbreaks.


Cassidy has completed degrees in medicine, public health and neuroscience and developmental biology. She has eight years of experience working in clinical medicine, research, human biosecurity and communicable disease public health and has previously consulted in health security for the World Health Organisation.

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