Dr Susan Hopkins

Chief Medical Advisor, Clinical & Public Health Lead, UKHSA UKHSA (formerly PHE) / DHSC / Royal Free Hospital, UK

In October 2021 Susan became Clinical & Public Health Transition Lead and the Chief Medical Advisor for UKHSA.

Previously she was the Interim Chief Medical Advisor at NHS Test and Trace and the Strategic Response Director for COVID-19 in PHE and led the division of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance.

She was appointed in 2006 as a consultant in infectious diseases and microbiology at the Royal Free London and continues to practice clinically.

She holds current research funding of approximately £20million with research partners across the UK and has more than 250 peer-reviewed publications related to infectious diseases.