Professor Dame Sally Davies was appointed Chief Medical Officer in March 2011, having held the post on an interim basis since June 2010. From 2004-2016 she was Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) for the Department of Health with responsibility for Research and Development, during which time she established the National Institute for Health Research. She is an independent adviser to the Government on medical matters, with particular responsibilities regarding Public Health and provides professional leadership for Directors of Public Health.
Other key roles include:
- Chair of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration
- Chair of the WHO Scientific and Technical Advisory Group on AMR
- Member of the WHO Executive Board
- Non-Executive Director of Genomics England Limited
- Member of Council of the Medical Research Council
- Member, Board of Office of Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR)
- Member of the International Advisory Committee for A*STAR, Singapore
- Member of the University of Washington, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Board
In addition, Sally advises many organisations including the Australian National Health, on research strategy and evaluation. She is an Elected International Member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014.