Dr Cariad Evans MBChB DTM&H MD MRCP (Infectious Diseases) FRCPath
Cariad is a clinical virologist (dual accredited in Infectious Diseases and Virology) working at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, covering the clinical virology service for South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. She has a MD from Sheffield University and continues to be active in clinical virology research, particularly in response to the COVID pandemic. Cariad has a specific interest in High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCIDs), including safe systems of working and personal protective equipment using Violet (‘Visualising Infection with Optimised Light for Education and Training’). She has worked on establishing a unified UK HCID PPE ensemble with the UK HCID Network, Health and Safety Executive, NHSE and PHE. Cariad also has extensive experience in establishing patient pathways using rapid point of care (POCT) viral diagnostics, focusing on COVID and influenza. Cariad joined NERVTAG prior to the start of the COVID pandemic, she has gained extensive experience in critical scientific analysis evolving at pace and has delivered a series of scientific papers for policy consultation. She is also a member of several government scientific committees responding to the COVID pandemic. Outside of work Cariad is Chair of a charity, Sheffield Health Action Resource for Ethiopia (SHARE), which aims to improve the healthcare systems in Tigray northern Ethiopia.