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Jonathan Van-Tam

Sir Jonathan Van-Tam

Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England

Prof. Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is well-known for his leadership role during the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly the acquisition and rollout of vaccines and antiviral drugs.  As Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England he reluctantly acquired public recognition for his direct and no-nonsense communication style at the podium during pandemic briefings from No.10 Downing Street.  He has played a key role in dealing with several high-profile national incidents including the Novichok attacks, Monkey Pox and Ebola.  Sir Jonathan is now Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham.