Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 6:00PM
Museum of London

The Shape of Things to Come: Future Demography Around the World

Professor Chris Whitty

Much attention is given to the total number of people living on the planet but less is given to the shape of the demographic profile of countries. Many countries are going through rapid demographic shifts. Some like the looming crisis of ageing in China are well known but countries as diverse as Iran, South and North Korea, Brazil and South Africa will be profoundly influenced by their current demographic shape. 

Within Europe, there are substantial differences between where countries will be in 15 to 30 years time; the UK will, for example, be significantly different from Germany. 

This lecture will consider the drivers of the shape of population structure ranging from the defeat of infectious diseases through contraception to migration policy, and likely social and economic implications of this over the next 30 years, especially for heath. 

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Christopher Whitty CB FMedSci is Visiting Professor of Public Health at Gresham College. He is also Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health, and consultant physician at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. He was also until recently Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Professor Whitty trained in medicine and physiological science in Oxford and worked as a clinician and in public health research in Africa, Asia and the UK. He undertook his postgraduate training in epidemiology, economics and law. He was previously chair of the UK Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens and the National Expert Panel on New and Emerging Infections.

As Visiting Gresham Professor of Public Health, Professor Whitty is delivering an ongoing series of lectures on Medicine at the Extremes of Life.

All of Professor Whitty's past lectures can be accessed here.

Current Gresham Professor of Public Health

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3 February 2015

The Shape of Things to Come: Future Demography Around the World
Professor Chris Whitty

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