Science and Faith on Tour – Season 3 – Faith Journeys in Science – Ep7

Written by on 01/07/2022

Parish: St Bartholomew’s Church, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Episode 7 – Begins broadcasting on July 1 (Friday) at 8:30pm, July 3  (Sunday) at 4pm and July 4 (Monday) at 10pm

Speakers include Professor Jim McManus and Professor Daniela de Angelis. Jim is a Generation Q Fellow, Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council and Interim President of the Association of Directors of Public Health. Jim is Lead for Population Health for the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System and is an Honorary Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Jim is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society.  He led ADPH policy work on local outbreak plans and covid-19 suppression including ADPH ‘Living Safely with Covid’ policy papers. Jim co-created the national public mental health collaborative for Covid-19 and co-chaired the national review of suicide prevention plans in England. He has just completed three years as Chair of the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network and was a co-author of the National Strategy for Behavioural Science in Public Health. He was a member of the national Faith Taskforce on Covid and is a member of the Oversight Group for the National HIV Strategy.  Daniela is Professor of Statistical Science for Health at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Deputy Director and Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit (MRC-BSU). At the BSU, Daniela has overall responsibility for the research theme “Statistical methods Using data Resources to improve Population Health” and leads the research programme on ‘Evidence synthesis to inform population health-related decision making’. Daniela has over 25 years of experience of working at the interface between statistics and infectious disease epidemiology, focusing on the development of statistical methods for the characterisation of epidemics, including natural history, burden and prediction of future evolution, informing the implementation and evaluation of public health policies. Daniela is member of a number of local/national/international scientific advisory groups such as NICE, WHO, and UNAIDS and collaborates widely with health agencies nationally and internationally. She is also currently a member of SPI-M (Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee, subgroup on Modelling), which reports into SAGE; member of the Modelling and Analytics Board for the NHSx Covid 19 App; and member of the Royal Statistical Society Task Force for Covid-19. Daniela also recently won the University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor Award for Impact and Engagement, in the Established Academic category.

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