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Anderson, Prof. Sir Roy (Malcolm) locked

Kt 2006; FRS 1986; FMedSci

Born 12 April 1947; s of James Anderson and Betty Watson-Weatherburn; m 1st, 1975, Dr Mary Joan Anderson (marr. diss. 1989); 2nd, 1990, Dr Claire Baron (marr. diss. 2013); 3rd, 2014, Janet Louise Meyrick

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, since 2000 (Head of Department, 2000–04; Rector, 2008–09); Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence, 2004–08


Duncombe Sch., Bengeo; Richard Hale Sch., Hertford; Imperial Coll., London (BSc, ARCS, PhD, DIC)


CBiol, FRSB. IBM Research Fellow, Univ. of Oxford, 1971–73; Lectr, King’s Coll., London, 1973–77; Lectr, 1977–80, Reader, 1980–82, Prof., 1982–93, Head of Dept of Biology, 1984–93, Imperial Coll., London Univ.; University of Oxford: Linacre Prof. of Zoology, 1993–2000, and Hd, Zoology Dept, 1993–98; Dir, Wellcome Trust Centre for Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, 1994–2000; Fellow, Merton Coll., Oxford, 1993–2000. Vis. Prof., McGill Univ., 1982–; Alexander Langmuir Vis. Prof., Harvard, 1990–; Genentech Vis. Prof., Univ. of Washington, 1998; James McLaughlin Vis. Prof., Univ. of Texas, 1999. Nuffield Medal Lect., RSocMed, 2002. Member: NERC, 1988–91 (Chm., Services and Facilities Cttee, 1989–90); ACOST, 1989–93 (Chm., Standing Cttee on Envmt, 1990–93); Spongiform Encephalopathy Adv. Cttee, 1998–2003; EPSRC, 2004–08; Chm., Sci. Adv. Council, DEFRA, 2004–; Mem., Govt’s China Task Force, 2009–12. Chm., Oxford Biologica Ltd (formerly IBHSC Ltd), 1999–2001; non-executive Director: GlaxoSmithKline, 2007–; Imperial Coll. Healthcare NHS Trust, 2008–09; Mem. Internat. Adv. Bd, Hakluyt and Co. Ltd; Chm., Baccalaureate Adv. Panel, Pearson plc, 2012–. Member, Scientific Advisory Board: IMS, 1997–99; deCode, 1998–2002; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundn Initiative on Grand Challenges in Global Health, 2003–11; Singapore Nat. Res. Foundn, 2009–13; Member: Bio-Internat. Adv. Panel, Malaysia, 2009–; Adv. Bd, Partnership for Child Develt, 2012–; Chairman: Adv. Bd, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, 2000–; Sci. Adv. Bd, Neglected Tropical Diseases prog., WHO, 2008–12; Dir, London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Res., 2012–. Member, Council: Zoological Soc., 1988–90; Royal Soc., 1989–91; RSTM&H, 1989–92; RPMS, 1994–97; Mem. Ct, LSHTM, 1993–2003. Governor: Wellcome Trust Ltd, 1992–2000 (Trustee, Wellcome Trust, 1991–92; Chairman: Infection and Immunity Grant Panel, 1990–92; Population Studies Panel); Inst. for Government, 2008–13. Trustee, Natural Hist. Mus., 2008–16. Mem. Internat. Adv. Cttee, Nat. Sci. and Technol. Develt Agency, Thailand, 2009–; Chm., Internat. Adv. Panel Sci., PTT Public Co. Ltd, Thailand, 2013–. Foreign Associate Member: Inst. of Medicine, NAS, USA, 2000; French Acad. of Scis, 2010. Founder FMedSci 1998. Hon. FIA 2000; Hon. FRCPath 2000; Hon. FSS 2002; Hon. FRAgS 2002. Hon. Fellow, Linacre Coll., Oxford, 1993. Hon. DSc: East Anglia, 1997; Stirling, 1998; Aberdeen, 2008. Zoological Soc. Scientific Medal, 1982; Huxley Meml Medal, Imperial Coll., London, 1983; Wright Meml Medal, British Soc. of Parasitology, 1986; David Starr Jordan Medal, Univs of Stanford, Cornell and Indiana, 1986; Chalmers Medal, RSTM&H, 1988; Weldon Medal, Oxford Univ., 1989; John Hill Grundy Medal, Royal Army Med. Coll., 1990; Frink Medal, Zoological Soc. of London, 1993; Joseph Smadel Medal, Infectious Diseases Soc. of Amer., 1994; Distinguished Statistical Ecologist Award, 1998; Dist. Parasitologists Award, Amer. Soc. of Parasitology, 1999


(ed) Population Dynamics of Infectious Disease Agents: theory and applications, 1982; (ed jtly) Population Biology of Infectious Diseases, 1982; (with R. M. May) Infectious Diseases of Humans: dynamics and control, 1991


wildlife photography, croquet, natural history


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary’s Campus, Norfolk Place, Paddington W2 1PG