Professor Dame Sally Davies

Chief Medical Officer for England

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Professional Field
24 November 1949
Place of Birth
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.


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