Sir Roy Anderson is the Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of Holdingham Group and is Chairman of the Science Advisory Board of the National History Museum, London.
He is also a member of the PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited.
He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Statistical Society. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Medicine at the US National Academy of Sciences and the French Academy of Sciences.
His former positions include Rector of Imperial College and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Ministry of Defence in the UK.
Sir Roy has published over 450 scientific papers on the epidemiology, population biology, evolution and control of a wide variety of infectious disease agents, including HIV, BSE, vCJD, parasitic helminths and protozoa, and respiratory tract viral and bacterial infections.
His principal research interests are epidemiology, biomathematics, demography, parasitology, immunology and health economics. He also has a keen interest in science policy and the public understanding of science.
He received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2006.