Created especially for Professor Christopher Whitty, the Visiting Professorship of Public Health was created in 2014 for Professor Whitty's ongoing series of lectures.

Current Professor

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. 

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All Visiting Professor of Public Health Lectures
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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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Asthma and Chronic Airways Disease

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:00PM
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Diabetes: A Rising Tide

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 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 Treatment of Cancer

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 6:00PM
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The Prevention of Cancer

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 6:00PM
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The Zika Virus, Dengue and the Yellow Fever Mosquito

Professor Francis Cox DSc
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
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Keeping the Heart Young in an Old Body

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 6:00PM
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Suffer the Little Children: The Gradual Improvement in Child Health has Left Newborns Behind

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 6:00PM
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The Shape of Things to Come: Future Demography Around the World

Professor Chris Whitty
Tuesday, 3 February 2015 - 6:00PM
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Ebola: Emergence, Epidemic and the Global Response

Professor Chris Whitty
Monday, 15 December 2014 - 6:00PM
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Health and the Seven Ages of Man: Serious ill health in the very old and the very young

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 6:00PM
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Unwelcome Guests: Human Diseases

Professor Chris Whitty
Monday, 7 October 2013 - 1:00PM
All Visiting Professor of Public Health Series

Chronic Diseases

Bold Ideas in Medicine

Imported Infections and Epidemics

Medicine at the Extremes of Life