Dr Daniel Korbel


(Senior Manager, Hygiene Hub)

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

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As Senior Manager for the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub, I lead on our partnership work and support the overall management and coordination of hub activities.

I have a background in biology with a PhD in infectious disease immunology from LSHTM. Following postdoctoral work on TB and water-borne parasites, I moved into research funding and management. At the Wellcome Trust, I provided advice on infectious disease and public health programmes and managed the secretariat of the global pandemic preparedness initiative ISARIC. For the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, I led on DFID-supported research programmes on economic growth, poverty alleviation, health systems research and zoonotic diseases. In my most recent role as Global Head of Science for the British Council, I oversaw a large portfolio of bilateral and multilateral capacity building and partnership programmes with governments and research institutions in low- and middle-income countries across Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

In addition to my current assignment with the Hygiene Hub, I also provide consultancy services to not-for-profit organisations and the public sector, including on programme management, monitoring and evaluation, partnership and consortium development, business development and capacity strengthening for international development, research and innovation.


Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control