Chief Medical Advisor

Professor Susan Hopkins


Professor Susan Hopkins is the Chief Medical Advisor at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). In this capacity she leads the Clinical and Public Health Group whose objective is to provide professional health security, clinical and public health leadership.

Susan is also a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Health Security at University College London and continues to work clinically as a consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Previous roles:

  • Public Health England, Deputy Director of the National Infection Service

  • Public Health England, Incident Director and subsequently National Strategic Response Director for COVID-19 from 2020 to 2022.

  • NHS Test and Trace, Chief Medical Advisor from September 2020 to September 2021

Chief Medical Advisor

UK Health Security Agency