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Degrees and Honours

PhD (Open University)

Membership of Professional Bodies / Associations

Microbiology Society


Jane Greatorex is Senior Tutor, Undergraduate and Graduate Tutor and Director of Studies in Pre-Clinical Medical and Veterinary Sciences at Lucy Cavendish College. She has had a long career in academic and clinical science, specializing in the blood borne viruses and, until September 2017, was responsible for streamlining and improving HIV diagnostic services at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. As a scientist used to working in high containment laboratories, she was a team leader in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak in 2015 and remains on the list of scientists that may be called upon to respond in the event of a similar occurrence. She remains involved in a number of research projects, specifically exploring the use of next generation sequencing for the identification of resistance mutations in HIV and human herpes viruses. Jane also maintains an active research interest in the Influenza virus, most recently working on the shedding and survival of H1N1v (“swine ‘flu”).

As Senior Tutor at Lucy Cavendish, she is responsible for the admission, education and welfare of all the students, in which she is assisted by the College’s tutorial team and Directors of Studies. She plays an active role in recruiting Junior Research Fellows and Post-doctoral Research Associates to the College, enhancing the academic depth and scope.

Jane teaches in the University, lecturing Masters students, and supervising undergraduate projects and dissertations.

Publications (selected)

  • An outbreak of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a neonatal intensive care unit: use of a case-control study to investigate and control it and lessons learnt. Brown NM, Reacher M, Rice W, Roddick I, Reeve L, Verlander NQ, Broster S, Ogilvy-Stuart AL, D'Amore A, Ahluwalia J, Robinson S, Thaxter R, Moody C, Kearns A, Greatorex J, Martin H, Török ME, Enoch DA.J Hosp Infect. 2019 Sep;103(1):35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.05.009. Epub 2019 May 24.

  • HIV seroprevalence, self-reported STIs and associated risk factors among men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional study in Rwanda, 2015.Ntale RS, Rutayisire G, Mujyarugamba P, Shema E, Greatorex J, Frost SDW, Kaleebu P. Sex Transm Infect. 2019 Feb;95(1):71-74. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2017-053311. Epub 2018 Apr 21.

  • Barnes E, Carroll M, Crook D, Didelot X, Fife M, Fox A, Greatorex J, Goodfellow I, Kellam P, King D, Parkhil J, Walker T. ‘Pathogen Genomics’. In Davies, S.C. Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2016, Generation Genome London: Department of Health (2017

  • Todd JA, Evangelou M, Cutler AJ, Pekalski ML, Walker NM, Stevens HE, Porter L, Smyth DJ, Rainbow DB, Ferreira RC, Esposito L, Hunter KM, Loudon K, Irons K, Yang JH, Bell CJ, Schuilenburg H, Heywood J, Challis B, Neupane S, Clarke P, Coleman G, Dawson S, Goymer D, Anselmiova K, Kennet J, Brown J, Caddy SL, Lu J, Greatorex J, Goodfellow I, Wallace C, Tree TI, Evans M, Mander AP, Bond S, Wicker LS, Waldron-Lynch F.- ‘Regulatory T Cell Responses in Participants with Type 1 Diabetes after a Single Dose of Interleukin-2: A Non-Randomised, Open Label, Adaptive Dose-Finding Trial’. PLoS Med. Oct 11;13(10):e1002139 (2016)

  • Killingley B, Greatorex J, Digard P, Wise H, Garcia F, Varsani H, Cauchemez S, Enstone JE, Hayward A, Curran MD, Read RC, Lim WS, Nicholson KG, Nguyen-Van-Tam JS. ‘The environmental deposition of influenza virus from patients infected with influenza A (H1N1) pdm09: Implications for infection prevention and control’. J Infect Public Health. May-Jun;9 (3):278-88 (2016)

  • Heaney J, Rolfe K, Gleadall NS, Greatorex J, Curran MD. ‘Low Density Taqman Array Cards for the detection of pathogens’ in Methods in Microbiology, Volume 42, Pages 2-613 (2015)

  • Greatorex J, Ellington MJ, Köser CU, Rolfe KJ, Curran MD. ‘New methods for identifying infectious diseases’. Br Med Bull. Dec;112(1):27-35 (2014)

  • L'Hernault A, Weiss EU, Greatorex JS, Lever AM. ‘HIV-2 genome dimerization is required for the correct processing of Gag: a second-site reversion in matrix can restore both processes in dimerization-impaired mutant viruses’. J Virol. May;86(10):5867-76 (2012)

  • B. Killingley, J.E. Enstone, J. Greatorex, A.S. Gilbert, R. Lambkin-Williams et al. - 'Use of a human influenza challenge model to assess person-to-person transmission: Proof-of-concept study', J. Infect. Dis., 30 November, (2012).

  • J. Greatorex, P. Digard, M. Curran, R. Moynahan, W. Harrison et al. - 'Survival of influenza A/H1N1 on representative household surfaces', PLoS One, 6 November (11): e27932 (2011).

  • B. Killingley, J. Greatorex, S. Cauchemez, J.E. Enstone, M. Curran, R.C. Read, W.S. Lim, A. Hayward, K.G. Nicholson, J.S. Nguyen-Van-Tam - 'Virus shedding and interim findings', Health Technol Assess. October; 14(46): 237-354, (2011).

  • J. Greatorex, R. Page, M. Curran, P. Digard, T. Wreghit, J. Enstone & J.N-V-Tam - 'The effectiveness of common household agents in reducing the viability of human influenza A H1N1', PLoS One. 1 February; 5(2): e8987, (2011).