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BBSRC announces newest Council member

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Professor Charlotte Watts PhD FMedSci is Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department for International Development, where she is Director of the Research and Evidence Division.

Charlotte is seconded from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she is a Professor in Social and Mathematical Epidemiology. She is a global expert on HIV and on violence against women, with her work over the past twenty five years spanning analyses of the social, economic and gendered determinants of HIV risk, mathematical modelling of disease trajectories, intervention design and evaluation, economic evaluation and co-financing approaches.

Charlotte has a PhD in mathematics from The University of Warwick, is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and foreign associate member of the US National Academy of Medicine. She has published over two hundred publications, led large research programmes, and supervised PhD students. At LSHTM she teaches on the MSc in the control of infectious diseases.

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Notes to editors

BBSRC Council is the senior decision making body responsible for determining the policy, priorities and strategy of BBSRC. Appointments are made in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice.

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees' political activity (if any declared) to be made public.

No political activity or public appointments have been declared.

Eligible members of Council will receive an honorarium of £6,850 per year. The honorarium is paid in respect of all duties carried out during their appointment to Council.

Details of Council Members' interests are available on the BBSRC website www.bbsrc.ac.uk/about/governance-structure/council/.


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