Professor David Salisbury is the representative of the Jenner Vaccine Foundation on the EVI/EEIG Board. David was previously Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, UK, where he led a multidisciplinary team and was responsible for implementation of the national immunisation programme, as well as lecturing nationally and internationally on many aspects of immunisation, focusing on the challenges of introducing new vaccines. Professor Salisbury continues to work extensively for the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Global Programme for Vaccines, with the Gates Foundation on malaria and is President of the International Association of Immunization Managers. He is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Global Health Security, Chatham House, London, and also works as an independent consultant.
Professor Salisbury graduated from London University in 1969, and trained as a paediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children, Oxford and Great Ormond Street, London.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, as well as being an honorary Chair at Imperial College London. He is Chairman of the European Region Certification Commission for Poliomyelitis eradication, and is a member of the Eastern Mediterranean Polio Elimination Certification Commission and the South East Asian Polio Elimination Certification Commission. Between 2005 – 2010 he served as the Chairman of WGO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on vaccines, and as a member of WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety. He is the Co-chairman of the influenza Pandemic Preparedness Group for the Global Health Security Action Group of G7 countries, and is a Liaison Member of the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the US National Vaccine Advisory Committee, as well as Chairing the European Vaccine Advisory Group for the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and is a member of the Policy and Practice Committee for the GAVI Alliance.
Professor Salisbury has authored around 80 publications on immunisation and paediatric topics , and was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the Queen’s 2001 Birthday Honours.