Dame Sally Davies FMedSci DBE FRS

Chief Medical Officer, England, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government

Dame Sally Davies DBE FMedSci FRS

Sally Davies has made an outstanding contribution to science through her exceptional leadership in health research. As Director General for Research at the Department of Health she has been instrumental in transforming the health research system in the NHS through the creation of the National Institute for Health Research. This has re-invigorated clinical and applied health research, transformed experimental medicine, and strengthened University/NHS partnerships. As Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health, Sally has worked tirelessly, and successfully, to put scientific evidence at the heart of Government decisions that affect people’s health.

Making science work in government (MP3)
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Our mission

To recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Our priorities

  • Promoting science and its benefits
  • Recognising excellence in science
  • Supporting outstanding science
  • Providing scientific advice for policy
  • Fostering international and global cooperation
  • Education and public engagement