Professor Dame Anne Johnson is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at UCL. She is Chair of the UCL Population and Lifelong Health Domain and until recently was both Vice-Dean for External and International Relations at UCL and Co-Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health. Johnson was a major player in the medical side of the HIV and AIDS response in the UK, co-directing the UK Centre for Co-ordinating Epidemiological Studies of HIV and AIDs between 1985-1999.
Johnson is an expert of sexually transmitted disease and was Principle Investigator on the first National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles which has informed our understanding of sexual health ever since. Her influence stretches internationally, with her role advising world-leading panels on infectious disease, anti-microbial resistance and public health. For her contributions to medicine Johnson was awarded the Alwyn Smith Prize by the Faculty of Public Health in 2016 and the ASPHER Andrea Stampar medal in 2017.