Dame Anne Johnson

Dame Anne Johnson is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London. After training in medicine in Cambridge and Newcastle Universities, she specialised in epidemiology and public health. Her career has focussed on research into the epidemiology and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections as well as other infections such as influenza, Ebola, and antimicrobial resistance. She was principal investigator on the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, contributing to understanding the changing transmission dynamics of HIV and STIs. She co-founded UCL’s Institute for Global Health and has advised many national and international science organisations. She chaired the UK Academy of Medical Sciences Working Group on Improving the Health of the Public by 2040. She is currently Vice-President International of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Governor of the Wellcome Trust. She is the winner of the Andrija Štampar Medallist 2018.