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2021 'Pushing back the pandemic': lessons for the future. With the Principal, Professor Sir Gordon Duff.

17:15 to 18:15

This event has now ended but you can watch the recording HERE.

We are privileged to present a unique opportunity to hear the Principal's expert insight into the evolving scientific understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rapidly advancing solutions to this health crisis. He will be joined by Dr Ian Hudson OBE, Senior Adviser at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
(Former MHRA Chief Executive)

Professor Sir Gordon Duff
MA BMBCh PhD MD(HC Edin) MD(HC Sheff) FFPM(Hon) FBSPharmacol (Hon) FRCP(Lon) FRCP(Edin) FMedSci FRSE
Principal, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford.

St Hilda’s Principal, Sir Gordon Duff, is the former chairman of the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) - the body that recently approved the three COVID-19 vaccines. Sir Gordon stepped down from that post in 2014 to take up his appointment at the College. In this event he addresses the role of the vaccines in helping us to find a way out of the pandemic and what lies ahead now that COVID-19 has established itself globally. Will it continue to be a threat to public health?                                          

Dr Ian Hudson OBE, Senior Adviser, Integrated Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr Ian Hudson practiced as a paediatrician for a number of years before working in research and development at SmithKline Beecham for 11 years. Subsequently, in 2001, he joined the MHRA as Director of Licensing and was the UK delegate to EMA’s scientific committee, CHMP, latterly its Vice Chair. In 2013 Dr Hudson became CEO of the MHRA, also a member of the EMA management Board and part of the Heads of Medicines Agencies Management Group. He was also Chair of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities between 2016 and 2019. Dr Hudson joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs, Integrated Development in September 2019. He was awarded an OBE for Services to Healthcare in the New Year’s honours 2020.