Professor Chris Whitty
Chief Medical Officer, Government, England
Prof. Chris Whitty is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, Chief Medical Adviser to HM Government and a practicing NHS consultant at UCLH. Previously he was head of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Department for International Development (DFID), and interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser. Until becoming CMO he was Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his work was as an epidemiologist and clinician in Africa, Asia and the UK. He was also Gresham Professor of Physic and served on the BMJ hanging committee for several years.