Professor Dame Sally Davies

05 Apr 2019

Professor Dame Sally Davies

Appointed in 2010, Dame Sally became the first female Chief Medical Officer. She worked in the NHS as a consultant haematologist for 30 years and was the first UK medical practitioner to specialise in sickle cell disease, before joining the Civil Service in 2004.

Dame Sally became Director General of Research and Development for the NHS, created the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and later played a central role in the establishment of Genomics England.

She is best known for successfully paving the way for international and domestic efforts in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, and leading the UK government’s response to health emergencies including Ebola, pandemic flu, and the Novichok attacks.

Dame Sally was presented with Fellowship of the Society at a dedicated evening event in London on 18 June 2019. 

Professor Dame Sally Davies Fellowship - News

CMO Dame Sally Davies given SfAM Fellowship

The Executive Committee of the Society for Applied Microbiology is delighted to announce Professor Dame Sally Davies as our 2019 SfAM Fellow.