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Professor Sir Roy Anderson,

Sir Roy is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, Imperial College London and a Board member and past Director of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research.


Sir Roy served as Director of the Wellcome Centre for Parasite Infections (1989 - 1993 at Imperial College London) and Director of the Wellcome Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (1993 - 2000 at the University of Oxford). He is the author of over 520 scientific articles and has sat on numerous government and international agency committees advising on public health and disease control including the World Health Organisation and UNAIDS.

He has also served as a Trustee of the Natural History Museum London and Chair of the Science Advisory Board of the Museum, and as a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline 2008-2018. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, 2002, of the Royal Agricultural Society, 2002, of the Institute of Actuaries, 2001, of the Royal College of Pathologists, 1999, of Linacre College, University of Oxford, 1993 and an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 1991. He is a Fellow of Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, 1987. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1985, the Institute of Biology, 1982, the Zoological Society, 1982, and of the Royal Statistical Society, 1987


He is currently Chairman of Oriole Global Health Ltd, serves on the Board of the London Institute of Mathematical Sciences, is a Vice-President of Flora and Fauna International and is a Trustee of the Kamini and Vindi Banga Family Trust.


Sir Roy was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1986, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998, Fellow of Academia Europaea, 1998, a Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Medicine at the US National Academy of Sciences in 1999 and a Foreign Member of the French Academy of Sciences, France, 2010. He was knighted in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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