Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Health and Social Care
Professor Christopher Whitty is Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Health and Social Care. Previously he was Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research & Evidence at the Department for International Development, where he was responsible for DfID's diverse research programmes. Before joining DfID he was Professor of International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he continues to run a research programme, and Chair of the UK National Expert Panel on New & Emerging Infections, which included animal as well as human infections. He has worked and undertaken research in several countries in Africa and Asia, and is trained in physiology, medicine, economics, epidemiology and law.