Professor Chris Whitty

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; leads the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR); consultant physician at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. He was previously Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK Department for International Development (DFID). 

Professor Whitty worked as a clinician and in public health research in the UK, Africa and Asia. He undertook his postgraduate training in epidemiology, economics and medical law. He chairs UK Clinical Research Collaboration and 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 Bold Ideas in Medicine. 

Upcoming Lectures
Recent Past Lectures
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Diabetes: A Rising Tide

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 6:00PM
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Asthma and Chronic Airways Disease

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:00PM
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Air Pollution: Its Impact on Health and Possible Solutions

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 6:00PM
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The Eradication of Infectious Diseases

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 6:00PM
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The Prevention of Cancer

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 6:00PM
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The Treatment of Cancer

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 6:00PM
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The Zika Virus, Dengue and the Yellow Fever Mosquito

Professor Chris Whitty
Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 6:00PM
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Dementia: At Risk of Being Forgotten?

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 6:00PM
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Stroke in the Elderly: Slowly Retreating

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 6:00PM