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Professor Chris Whitty

Professor Chris Whitty

Professor Chris Whitty is Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and chair of the NIHR Strategy Board.

Chris has overall responsibility for DHSC research and development, including the NIHR, and supporting the department’s analysis and life sciences.

He is currently the Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Consultant Physician at University College London Hospitals and Visiting Gresham Professor of Public Health at Gresham College.

He was previously Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Development.

Chris is an epidemiologist and physician. Prior to joining DHSC he was Chair of the Department of Health National Expert Panel on New and Emerging Infections (NEPNEI) and the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP).