Professor Dame Sally Davies

Honorary graduates 2010-11

Professor Dame Sally Davies (DSc)

Tuesday 13 July 2010, 9:00am

Dame Sally Davies is the Director General (DG) of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and NHS. As DG she developed the previous government’s research strategy, ‘Best Research for Best Health’ with a budget rising to £1billion, and is now responsible for embedding the National Institute for Health Research.

She also chairs the UK Clinical Research Collaboration and is a member of the Board of the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research and of the Medical Research Council. She was a member of the steering group for the Biotechnology Innovation and Growth Team, chaired by Sir David Cooksey and the Health Care Industry Task Force and is currently a member of the UK Health Innovation Council.

She is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Advisory Committee on Health Research and chaired the Expert Advisory Committee for the development of the WHO research strategy, submitted as a resolution to the World Health Assembly 2009. She is also a member of the International Advisory Committee for A*STAR, Singapore and the Caribbean Health Research Council and advises many others on research strategy and evaluation including the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.