Chris Whitty

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Sir Chris Whitty

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Chief Medical Officer for England
Assumed office
2 October 2019
DeputyJonathan Van-Tam
Jenny Harries (until 2021)
Aidan Fowler
Preceded byDame Sally Davies
Government Chief Scientific Adviser
18 September 2017 – 4 April 2018
Preceded bySir Mark Walport
Succeeded bySir Patrick Vallance
Personal details
Christopher John MacRae Whitty

(1966-04-21) 21 April 1966 (age 57)
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Alma mater
ProfessionPhysician and epidemiologist

Professor Sir Christopher John MacRae Whitty CB FRCP FFPH FMedSci (born 21 April 1966) is an English physician and epidemiologist who serves as the Chief Medical Officer for England (CMO), Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the Department of Health and Social Care, Head of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and Gresham Professor of Physic.[1][2] He was also the Acting Government Chief Scientific Adviser from 2017 to 2018.

Whitty has played a key role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom, with Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Whitty, Prof. Christopher John Macrae". Who's Who. 1 December 2018. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U250932. ISBN 978-0-19-954088-4. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. "Chief Medical Officer and DHSC Chief Scientific Adviser: Professor Chris Whitty". Department of Health and Social Care. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. Pym, Hugh (17 March 2020). "Chris Whitty: The man with our lives in his hands". BBC News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.