Roy Anderson- Curriculum Vitae#

Sir Roy M. Anderson, born in 1947 in the UK, is Professor of infectious disease epidemiology at Imperial College London. He pioneered the mathematical modeling and population level study of the spread, evolution and control of infectious diseases of humans and animals. He introduced new concepts on the evolutionary consequences of host pathogen interactions. His modeling of the control of infectious diseases has been highly influential throughout the world in important public health problems posed by the major emerging diseases since the 1980's.

Present and previous positions

  • 1973-1977- Lecturer (Parasitology), King’s College London
  • 1977-1984- Lecturer, Reader and Professor, Imperial College London
  • 1984-1993- Professor and Head of Department of Biology, Imperial College London
  • 1989-1993- Director, Wellcome Research Centre Parasitic Infections, Imperial College London
  • 1993-1998- Head of the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • 1993-2000- Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford
  • 1993-2000- Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, University of Oxford - Linacre Professor, University of Oxford
  • 2000-2004- Head, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
  • 2004-2008- Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • 2008-2010- Rector, Imperial College London
  • 2000-present- Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College
  • 2008-present- Non-Executive Director GlaxoSmithKline
  • 2008-present- Trustee of the Natural History Museum
  • 2008-present- Governor Institute for Government London

  • 1982- Fellow of the Zoological Society (UK)
  • 1982- Fellow of the Institute of Biology (UK)
  • 1985- Fellow of the Royal Society of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)
  • 1986- Fellow of the Royal Society (London)
  • 1987- Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (UK)
  • 1998- Fellow of Academia Europaea
  • 1998- Founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)
  • 1999- Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (USA)
  • 2002- Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Agriculture (UK)

Main Awards
  • 1988- Chalmers Memorial Medal, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • 1989- Weldon Memorial Prize for Biomathematics, University of Oxford
  • 1993- Frink Medal for British Zoologists, Zoological Society of London
  • 1994- Croonian Prize, Royal Society
  • 1994- Joseph Smadel Medal, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • 1998- Distinguished Statistical Ecologist Award, American Society of Ecology
  • 1999- Distinguished Parasitologist award, American Society for Parasitology
  • 2002- Nuffield Medal Lecture, The Royal Society of Medicine (UK)
  • 2005- Ernst Chain Prize, Imperial College
  • 2006- Knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

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