Professor Virginia Murray, FFPH, FRCP, FFOM, FRCPath
Consultant Medical Toxicologist and Environmental Public Health
Visiting Professor in Health Protection, King’s College
Virginia Murray qualified in medicine. In 1980 she joined Guy and St Thomas’s Hospitals’ Poisons Unit and in 1986 was appointed consultant medical toxicologist. In 1989 she started Chemical Incident Research Programme and was Director of Chemical Incident Response Service from 1995. Since April 2003 she works for Health Protection Agency’s Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental hazards. She has considerable experience in advising on toxicological and environmental public health aspects of response to acute and chronic chemical and extreme event incidents. Appointed as Visiting Professor in Health Protection, King’s College, London (2004) she has published widely on issues identified. She is UK Government member on the UN-ISDR Scientific and Technical Committee since 2008. She is a Coordinating Chapter Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Programme on Climate Change Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, due for publication in 2011.