18 Dec 2019

Professor Dilys Morgan MBE to Chair NaTHNaC

Chair of the National Travel Health Network and Centre Technical Advisory Group appointed Professor Dilys Morgan MBE to Chair NaTHNaC

Professor Dilys Morgan MBE has been appointed to the role of Chair of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) Technical Advisory Group and will provide leadership to the group.

NaTHNaC provides evidence-based advice and guidance for health professionals and travellers in the UK. It is commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) and hosted by UCLH.

Dilys joins NaTHNaC with a wealth of experience in a career alternating between medical research in rural Africa and UK public health. Dilys was Head of Emerging Infections and Zoonoses at Public Health England for 18 years until August 2019. She is currently a Consultant in Global Public Health at Public Health England.

Dilys is also an honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Professor Dilys Morgan , chair at NaTHNaC said:

“I am honoured to be taking on this role at such an exciting time. NaTHNaC’s strategic direction is now embedded and I am looking forward to working with the team and the technical advisory group to ensure that we deliver NaTHNaC’s objectives and further improve the quality of service delivered to travellers."

Dr. Mike Brown, Clinical Director from the Hospital for Tropical Disease at UCLH said:

“I am so pleased to welcome Dilys, her expertise will be invaluable in steering NaTHNaC’s valuable services both to health professionals and directly to the travelling public.”

Of the outgoing Chair, Dr. Rima Makarem, Dr. Brown said:

“We’re are also incredibly grateful to Dr. Rima Makarem who has helped accelerate our growth, offered strategic counsel and she has been a dedicated champion for protecting the health of the UK travelling public in an ever more globalised society."

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