About this event

  • Date and time Wed 24 Feb 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:05pm
  • Location Online

Register here to join our In Conversation Live with Professor Dame Sally Davies and Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard

Dame Sally Davis, GCB, DBE, FRS, FMed Sci, Master at Trinity College, Cambridge, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government since 2011, and Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, FRSPH, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist, Imperial College London, are joining Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, for a fascinating discussion about their careers, medical research, and their views on what we are learning about health from COVID-19.

Dame Sally will also discuss her experience of infectious diseases, and her 2011 report which highlighted the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance and how this relates to COVID-19, as well as how she established the National Institute for Health Research, (NIHR).

Dr Pearson-Stuttard will be talking about his research on the modelling of health, economic and inequality outcomes to inform public health policy, and the increasing multimorbidity and diversification of outcomes in patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes.

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Dame Sally Davis

Professor Dame Sally C. Davies GCB, DBE, FRS, FMed Sci is a Haematologist by training who specialised in Sickle Cell Disease. She joined NHS Research and Development in 1998, as Regional Director for North-West Thames Region. She was appointed Director General for Research and Development in the Department of Health in 2004 serving until 2016. In that role she established the National Institute for Health Research, (NIHR) in 2006 and led its development as Inaugural Director until 2016. In 2010 she was asked to be interim Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and then became the CMO for England and Senior Medical Adviser to the UK Government in 2011. She was awarded a DBE in 2009 and GCB in the 2020 New Year Honours. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014 and a Member of the National Academy of Medicine, USA in 2015.

Dame Sally sat on the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, was chair of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR and led delegations to WHO summits and forums. In 2013, Dame Sally published her 2011 CMO annual report on infectious diseases, highlighting the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance and calling for national and international action to address key areas including stewardship, monitoring and surveillance, and antibiotic development. She gained UK Prime Minister and Government Support for the fight against AMR and her work has underpinned the International AMR Review led by Lord O’Neill and the work of the G20 on AMR. She was a member of the United National InterAgency Co-ordination Group on AMR and now sits on the UN Global Leaders Group on AMR.

Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard

After completing his medical training at the University of Oxford, he has been awarded multiple competitive clinical-academic research positions from the National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR) and the Wellcome Trust. His research has two main streams spanning non-communicable disease epidemiology. First, using big data and simulation modelling of health, economic and inequality outcomes to inform public health policy. Second, he investigates the increasing multimorbidity and diversification of outcomes in patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Dr Pearson-Stuttard was Editor-in-Chief of the Chief Medical Officer's 2018 Report 'Health 2040; Better Health Within Reach', which made several key recommendations including the development of a Composite Health Index, currently being developed by the Office for National Statistics. He is also Vice Chair of the Royal Society for Public Health and Head of Health Analytics at Lane, Clark & Peacock.

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