UCL Population Health Sciences


Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security

06 December 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm


Join us on Tuesday 6 December at 4pm as we explore how to prepare, plan, and respond to future pandemics and growing threats to global health security.

This event is free.

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Daisy Voake

‘Public Health Voices’ is an event series, open to all, which aims to engage with and showcase the importance of interdisciplinarity in public health research and training. Our second event will be a chance to explore: preparing, planning, and responding to growing threats to global health security.

In this webinar, we welcome Prof Dame Jenny Harries, Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). Jenny works at the forefront of protecting the country from the impact of infectious diseases, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and other health threats, to make the nation's health secure. During the pandemic, she was the UK's Deputy Chief Medical Officer, working alongside Prof Chris Whitty in his role as Chief Medical Officer, and appearing at some of the daily press conferences held by the UK government to provide updates about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of the UK's most senior scientific advisors.

Covering topics including:

  • effective public health communication

  • planning and preparing for future threats

  • working in government during the pandemic.

The talk will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A session Chaired By Prof Graham Hart (UCL Health of the Public Co-Director).

Register for your free online place. Open to all.

About the speakers

Professor Dame Jenny Harries

Professor Dame Jenny Harries has previously served on the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and brings a wealth of public health knowledge and expertise gained from working in the NHS and local government at local, regional and national levels. She played central roles in the UK’s response to COVID, Ebola, Zika, monkeypox, MERS and the Novichok attacks.

Prof Graham Hart

Professor Graham J Hart is Professor of Sexual Health & HIV Research at University College London and Co-Director of UCL Health of the Public, a virtual School bringing academic disciplines together to solve complex health problems. From 2011- 2021, Graham was the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences.

Public Health Voices

‘Public Health Voices’ is a webinar series, open to all, which aims to engage with and showcase the importance of interdisciplinarity in public health research and training.

By working together with multiple disciplines, and in collaboration with local communities, local government, the NHS, the third sector, and industry, we can have a real impact on public health research and practice. Read more.