Sara Casey is the UK Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Science Team’s Biological Hazards Lead. Sara obtained an M.Sc. in applied microbiology and biotechnology from the University of Wolverhampton (England) and is a Chartered Biologist. Sara was formerly the Biological Hazards Lead of the UK Government Decontamination Service. Previously, Sara was involved in the remediation of properties in Scotland and Northern England contaminated with Bacillus anthracis spores. During the recent nerve agent incident in Salisbury, Sara represented Defra at technical response and recovery groups, instigated the development of sample plans, and was involved in the generation of waste strategies.