David Salisbury



Job Title

Associate Fellow, Chair, Former Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health in the UK


Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House


Oxfordshire, United Kingdom




The exceptionally eloquent and experienced speaker in the healthcare industry, who can address public health topics, Covid-19 and immunisation issues.

Speaking Topics

  • Public health topics on communicable diseases
  • Covid-19 outbreak
  • What should be the role of global leadership and international coordination in the development and distribution of a new vaccine?
  • Can Covid be controlled without total global immunisation?
  • Vaccination programmes
  • Poliomyelitis eradication

Expert Profile

The expert was the Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health in the UK until the end of 2013. He was responsible for the national immunisation programme and led the introduction of many new vaccines. He is Chair of the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication. He previously chaired the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation, the WHO committee that sets global immunisation policy. He also served as co-chair of the Pandemic Influenza group of the G7 Global Health Security Initiative.