Professor Dame Sally Davies
Chief Medical Officer for England
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24 November 1949
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Edgbaston High School for Girls; University of Manchester; University of London
Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer for England and the first woman to fill this post. She is a haematologist with specialist research interest in sickle cell disease. But in her advisory post she guides government decisions on diverse subjects such as superbugs, drug trials and obesity.
She developed the National Institute for Health Research in 2006 with a budget of £1 billion. She is an Emeritus Professor at Imperial College.