Professor Dame Carol Black

Professor Dame Carol Black

Carol is the Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge and Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health and Public Health England. She is a past-President of the Royal College of Physicians, of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and of the British Lung Foundation, and has chaired the UK Health Honours Committee. Dame Carol was National Director for Health and Work from 2006 to 2012, and completed two independent reviews for the Government, the first in 2008 on the health of the UK working population, the second in 2011 (as co-chair) on sickness absence in Britain.