Sir Roy Anderson Lecture
3 October 2019
Pandemics and their Control in the Modern World
A public lecture by Sir Roy Anderson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London and Director, London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research.
This public talk addressed the potential for a future Influenza A pandemic and issues related to control of the recent Ebola and SARS epidemics. It also addressed the question of how we develop control strategies and mitigation policy in advance of new infectious disease outbreaks?
Sir Roy Anderson is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, Imperial College London and 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 450 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 Chair of the Science Advisory Board of the Natural History Museum London, and as a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline.
He is currently Chair of Oriole Global Health Ltd, Chair of the International Advisory Board of PTTGC Thailand, and a member of the International Advisory Board of Hakluyt and Company Ltd. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Oxford Nanoimaging and serves on the Board of the London Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Sir Roy was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1986, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998, and a Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Medicine at the US National Academy of Sciences in 1999. He was knighted in the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Sir Roy’s visit was supported by the the Forrest Research Foundation, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, Curtin University, and the Department of Health Western Australia.