Professor Sir Anthony J Newman Taylor CBE, FMedSci
Rector's Envoy for Health
Faculty of Medicine Centre
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Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor
Anthony Newman Taylor took up appointment as Principal of the Faculty of Medicine on 1 December 2010, having previously held the position of Deputy Principal for the Faculty since 2008. Professor Newman Taylor is Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Imperial College and a Non-Executive Director of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
He was appointed as consultant physician at Brompton Hospital in 1977 and has, with his colleagues, built the largest clinical, research and teaching department in Europe which investigates the occupational and environmental causes of lung disease, particularly asthma. He was previously Head of the National Heart and Lung Institute and held the roles of Medical Director, Director of Research and Deputy Chief Executive within the Royal Brompton Hospital, including acting as Chief Executive on several occasions.
He has worked as an advisor to government bodies in Greece, Spain and India in his specialist field of occupational and environmental causes of lung disease. This has included reports commissioned by the Indian Government following the release of methyl isocyanate at Bhopal and by the autonomous region of Valencia in the investigation of the cause of an outbreak of fibrosing lung disease among employees in the textile dye industry in Spain.
He was a member of the Independent Scrutiny Group of Lord Boyce’s review of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) which reported in 2010. He is currently Chairman of the Independent Medical Expert Group of AFCS for Ministry of Defence.
He was chairman of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council, an expert advisory group for the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK, between 1996 and 2008. He is Chairman of the Colt Foundation, a trustee of the Rayne Foundation, of the charity CORDA and is civilian advisor in chest medicine to the Royal Air Force. He was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2008 for public service.
His research interests have included the occupational causes of respiratory disease, the determinants of childhood allergy and asthma and immunogenetic-environmental interactions in occupational asthma.