Professor Chris Whitty

Sir Professor Whitty is a physician and epidemiologist who works in public health, science policy and clinical medicine. He is currently Chief Medical Officer for England and chief medical adviser to the UK government, Consultant NHS physician at UCLH and The Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Gresham Professor of Physic, Gresham College.

He was previously Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Professor of Public and International Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Other previous roles include leading the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and being first deputy Chief Medical Officer.

He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to public health.