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Professor Dame Sally C Davies Chief Medical Officer (Interim) and Director General of Research and Development

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    4 June 2010
Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer (Interim)

Professor Dame Sally Davies is the Director General (DG) of Research and Development  and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and NHS.

As DG she developed NHS Research and Development into the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  Dame Sally also chairs the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) and is a member of the Board of the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR) and of the Medical Research Council. 

She is a member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR) and chaired the Expert Advisory Committee for the development of the WHO research strategy, submitted as a resolution to the World Health Assembly 2009.  She is a member of the International Advisory Committee for A*STAR, Singapore and the Caribbean Health Research Council and advises many others on research strategy and evaluation including the Australian NHMRC.

Dame Sally has in addition, taken up the role of Chief Medical Officer until the substantive appointment is made.

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