Science in emergencies: UK lessons from Ebola Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the Committee’s inquiry page at

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Professor Tom Solomon, Director, National Institute for Health Research, Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, University of Liverpool, Professor Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and Professor George Griffin, former Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens


Dr Ripley Ballou, Vice President and Head, GSK Vaccines Research and Development Centre, Rockville, Maryland, Professor Adrian Hill, Director, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, and Professor Trudie Lang, Head, The Global Health Network, University of Oxford


Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust, and Professor Chris Whitty, Professor of Public and International Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Tuesday 24 November 2015

Dr Edward Sykes, Senior Press Manager, Science Media Centre, Professor Paul Cosford, Director for Health Protection and Medical Director, Public Health England, Lily Makurah, Ebola Screening and Returning Workers Scheme Programme Manager, Public Health England, and Dr Oliver Johnson OBE, Programme Director, King’s Sierra Leone Partnership


Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Government Office for Science, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, and Brigadier Timothy Hodgetts, Medical Director, Defence Medical Services


Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Department of Health, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, and Campbell McCafferty, Director of Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office


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Prepared 21 January 2016