Professor Dame Sally Davies is the Master of Trinity College, having been Chief Medical Officer for the last nine years. Appointed in 2010, Dame Sally was the first female Chief Medical Officer. She worked in the NHS as a consultant haematologist for 30 years, before joining the Civil Service in 2004. Dame Sally became Director General of Research and Development for the NHS, created the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and later played a central role in the establishment of Genomics England. She is best known for successfully paving the way for international and domestic efforts in the fight against antimicrobial resistance and leading the UK government’s response to health emergencies including Ebola, pandemic flu, and the Novichok attacks.
The Policy Institute has worked with Dame Sally for many years, providing research and analysis support across a range of different projects that are a priority for the UK. The Institute has also contributed to the Chief Medical Officer’s influential annual report. Dame Sally will play a pivotal role as an advisor for our Health Research Theme. Sally received Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) for services to Public Health and Research in the 2020 New Year Honours List.
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