Dr Susan Hopkins
Chief Medical Advisor, NHS Test & Trace Strategic Response Director COVID-19, Public Health England, NHS, Department of Health and Social Care
In August 2020 she was appointed as the Interim Chief Medical Advisor at NHS Test and Trace and the Strategic Response Director for COVID-19 in PHE.
Susan Hopkins was an Incident Director within PHE’s COVID-19 incident response from January to August 2020.
Previously she was the Deputy Director, National Infection Service of Public Health England, leading on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance, Clinical Director of Infection Services at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
She was appointed in 2006 as a consultant in infectious diseases and microbiology, leading the hospital epidemiology programme at the Royal Free and continues to practice clinically. She trained in infectious diseases, microbiology and epidemiology in Ireland, US, France and the UK.
Susan holds honorary academic appointments at UCL and Imperial. She holds current research funding (as co or lead investigator) of approximately £20 million with research partners across the UK.