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Rapid Response Panel Members




Professor David Heymann CBE,

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


  • Professor Nishi Chaturvedi, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing, University College London
  • Professor David Crossman, Chief Scientist Health Scottish Government, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of St Andrews
  • Mr Steve Edgar, Patient and Public Representative
  • Professor Andrew Hayward, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Inclusion Health Research, University College London
  • Professor Paul Kaye, Professor of Immunology, Hull York Medical School, University of York
  • Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor of Primary Care Diabetes & Vascular Medicine, University of Leicester
  • Professor Martin Knapp, NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR) Director and Professor of Health and Care Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Professor Nick Lemoine, Director, CRUK Barts Centre; Medical Director, NIHR Clinical Research Network, Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Ronan Lyons, Clinical Professor of Public Health, University of Swansea
  • Professor Danny McAuley, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Professor Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Massimo Palmarini, Director of the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
  • Professor Gavin Perkins, Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Warwick
  • Professor Andrew Pollard, Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, University of Oxford
  • Professor Eleanor Riley, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme Director and Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Lancaster
  • Professor Richard Smith, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Health Economics, University of Exeter
  • Professor Tom Solomon, Chair of Neurology and Director of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine, King's College London
  • Ms Catherine White, Patient and Public Representative
  • Professor Hywel Williams, NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme Director and Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology & Co-Director of the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Sue Ziebland, NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme Director and Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Oxford