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Professor Dame Sally Davies



Professor Dame Sally Davies was appointed Chief Medical Officer in 2010.

Previous career highlights include developing the National Institute for Health Research. Sally also chairs the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, and is a member of:

  • the board of the Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research and the Medical Research Council
  • the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Advisory Committee on Health Research
  • the International Advisory Committee for A*STAR, Singapore
  • the Caribbean Health Research Council

In addition, Sally advises many organisations on research strategy and evaluation - including the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

Chief Medical Officer

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) acts as the UK government’s principal medical adviser and the professional head of all directors of public health in local government.