Sir Patrick Vallance delivers Hammersmith and White City Distinguished Lecture: Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, spoke on science in government and shared insights into the UK’s response to COVID-19.
Sir Patrick Vallance delivered this year’s Hammersmith and White City Distinguished Christmas Lecture in an online event for College staff and students.
Formerly President of R&D at GlaxoSmithKline and Head of the UCL Division of Medicine, Sir Patrick Vallance took on the role of Government Chief Scientific Adviser in 2018. He has played a prominent role in guiding the government’s response to the pandemic, along with Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty.
Speaking on the theme of ‘Science in Government’, Sir Patrick Vallance made the case for why science in government matters, as well as reflecting on his role as Government Chief Scientific Adviser during the pandemic, covering the challenges and lessons learnt.
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