UNISDR Science and Technology Advisory Group; Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England; Health Protection, MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health, Imperial College and King’s College, London.
Professor Virginia Murray is the Public Health Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction for Public Health England. Virginia qualified in medicine and has had a series of national and international roles as Head of Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards, London for the Health Protection Agency and as Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection. Since 2012 she works in Public Health England, where she is involved in supporting various activities such as PHE and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 to 2030: a review published in October 2017 and other activities such as a member of the IRDR Scientific Committee 2016 onwards where she is co-chair of the IRDR Disaster Data Loss Project (DATA) project
and as a past member and as vice-chair of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Scientific and Technical Advisory Group 2009-2017. She is a Visiting/Honorary Professor at several universities including University College London (2013 onwards), MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Imperial College and King’s College, London (2004 onwards) and at the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (2017 onwards) and has published widely.