Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor CBE
Corresponding Bevan Commissioner
Anthony Newman Taylor is the President’s Envoy for Health, Imperial College and Head of Section of Genomic and Environmental Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College. He was Principal of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College between 2010 and 2012, having previously held the position of Deputy Principal for the Faculty since 2008 and Head of the National Heart and Lung Institute between 2006 and 2008. He is currently Chairman of the Health and Safety Executive Workplace Health Expert Committee, Chairman of the Colt Foundation, which funds research into occupational and environmental disease, a Trustee of the Rayne Foundation, a Member of the Advisory Board, Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS), Imperial College and a Trustee of ADVANCE Charity. He was a Non-Executive Director of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust between 2006 and 2012, of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust between 2012 and 2016, a member of the Independent Scrutiny Group of Lord Boyce’s review of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS), which reported in 2010 and between 2010 and 2019 Chairman of the Independent Medical Expert Group of the AFCS for Ministry of Defence. He was Chairman of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council, an expert advisory group to the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK, between 1996 and 2008 and has worked as an adviser to government bodies in Greece, Spain and India in his specialist field of occupational and environmental causes of lung disease.
He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 for public service and received the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. His research interests have included the occupational and environmental causes of respiratory disease, the determinants of childhood allergy and asthma and immunogenetic-environmental interactions in occupational asthma. He has published widely in the peer review literature. He co-edited the 4th edition of Parkes’ Occupational Lung Disorders and is the author of chapters in several medical textbooks, including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and Hunter’s Diseases of Occupations.