Richard G Pebody, MBChB, PhD

Public Health England


Richard Pebody’s short biography Richard is a consultant epidemiologist working in the Respiratory Diseases Department at Public Health England. Richard initially worked in clinical medicine and infectious diseases, before entering the EPIET programme - a two year training programme in field epidemiology - being based in Helsinki, Finland. Following completion of his UK training in public health, he worked at the WHO Regional Office for Europe on the measles elimination programme, and the response to SARS. Since 2003, he has worked at PHE on various aspects of vaccine preventable diseases and respiratory disease, in particular influenza and the influenza vaccination programme. Presently he is acting Head of the Respiratory Diseases Department and leads the Influenza Surveillance and other acute respiratory viral infections team.