Professor Neil Ferguson has accepted appointment as Director of the School of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine, with effect from 1 August 2023 for a term of five years.
Reporting to the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Ferguson will provide strategic vision, direction and leadership to the School of Public Health and will ensure that appropriate plans, management and governance structures and practices are in place.
Professor Ferguson has held various senior roles within Imperial, including Vice-Dean (Academic Development) for the Faculty of Medicine. He was previously also Head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology within the School of Public Health, which includes the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analytics. He also continues as Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics.
He sits on a number of committees advising the UK and overseas governments and the World Health Organisation. His research interests are in the epidemiology, evolution and control of infectious diseases.
Professor Ferguson was awarded an OBE in 2002, was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2005, appointed an NIHR Senior Investigator in 2009, and was elected as an international member of the National Academy of Medicine of the USA in 2019.