Making an impact

Keynote: Impact Matters: Responding to COVID-19

12:30pm - 1:30pm / Friday 20th May 2022
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Making an Impact 2022
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In a presentation about the impact of his work, Professor Semple will discuss his experiences and share his perspectives on informing the COVID-19 response.

Professor Calum Semple OBE has studied severe virus disease outbreaks since 1989 in the fields of diagnostics, clinical characterization and clinical trials. Calum was appointed to a tenured chair in Outbreak Medicine and Child Health in 2017.

He leads a portfolio of research including Urgent Public Health Research studies activated in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. He is a Government Senior Clinical Advisor for clinical countermeasures and currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New Emerging Respiratory Viral Treats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

He is a former member of the 2014-16 WHO Scientific Technical Advisory Committee for Ebola Emergencies (STAC-EE). He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday honours list 2020 for his role in the COVID-19 response.