HCX Career Woman: Professor Dame Sally Davies

Here at HCX we are going to bring you weekly articles on the career women of today. All these women have had incredible success and are at the top of their professions from all different areas and industries. This week we are looking at Dame Sally Davies.

Job: Cheif Medical Officer for England and an Emeritus professor at Imperial College.

Background: Sally attended Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham before studying medicine at the University of Manchester. She then went on to do a Msc at the University of London. She is a heamatologist (blood doctor) and her speciality is in sickle cell disease. In her advisory post as Chief Medical Officer she guides government decisions such as superbugs, obesity and drug trials. In 2006 she developed the National Institute for Health Research with a budget of £1 billion!

Why she is an HCX Career Woman: She is the first woman to ever hold the position as Chief Medical Officer of England. In February 2013 she was assessed as the UK's 6th most powerful woman by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. It was reported on BBC Radio 4 News this year that she 'believes men to have a bullsh*t gene' 

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