About this event

  • Date and time Wed 13 Jan 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online

Register here to join our In Conversation Live with Richard Horton

Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely, RSM Immediate Past-President, for a fascinating discussion about his career, the relationship between health employment and economic growth, the new concept of planetary health, and his new book The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Stop It Happening Again, which scrutinises the actions that governments around the world took, and failed to take, as the virus spread from its origins in Wuhan to the global pandemic that it is today.

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Dr Horton qualified in physiology and medicine with honours from the University of Birmingham in 1986. He joined The Lancet in 1990, moving to New York as North American Editor in 1993. In 2016, he chaired the Expert Group for the High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, convened by Presidents Hollande of France and Zuma of South Africa.

From 2011 to 2015, he was co-chair of the UN's independent Expert Review Group on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health. In 2011, he was elected a Foreign Associate of the US Institute of Medicine and, in 2015, he received the Friendship Award from the Government of China.

In 2019 he was awarded the WHO Director-General’s Health Leaders Award for outstanding leadership in global health and the Roux Prize in recognition of innovation in the application of global health evidence.

He now works to develop the idea of planetary health – the health of human civilizations and the ecosystems on which they depend.

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