Monday, 7 October 2013, 1:00PM
Museum of London

Unwelcome Guests: Human Diseases

Professor Chris Whitty

Shakespeare wrote of island Britain as 'This fortress built by nature for herself against infection and the hand of war'. A look at Britain in the 21st century in an age of rapid travel, major migrations and emerging drug resistant infections will consider why Britain is no longer a ‘fortress’ and what the implications are for its inhabitants and health services.

Part of the Mondays at One Autumn Series

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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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7 October 2013

Unwelcome Guests: Human Diseases
Professor Chris Whitty

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