Professor David Salisbury
Associate Fellow, Centre for Global Health Security, Chatham House
Professor David Salisbury was Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, London, until 2014. He was responsible for the national immunisation programme.
Professor Salisbury trained as a paediatrician at Oxford and at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has an honorary Chair at Imperial College London and is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Global Health Security at Chatham House. He is Chair of the Board of the Jenner Vaccine Foundation and President of the International Association of Immunisation Managers. In 2001, he was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to immunisation.
Professor Salisbury continues to work extensively with the World Health Organization on the Global Programme for Vaccines. He was the Chairman of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Vaccines from 2005 to 2010. He is Chairman of the European Region Certification Commission for Poliomyelitis Eradication, and is a member of the Global Commission for Polio Eradication Certification and Commissions for two further WHO regions. He serves on advisory boards for four EC-funded vaccine research projects. He has also had extensive experience in Global Health Security, having co-chaired a G7 working group on Pandemic Influenza. He has written close to 100 publications on immunisation and paediatric topics.