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    Raj Persaud in conversation with Dr Nigel Lightfoot followed by Q&A
    7pm for 7.30pm start – ends 8.30pm

    The Loft


    Nigel Lightfoot CBE is a public health and global health security expert who has served in the Royal Navy, including experience on board nuclear submarines. His training in medical microbiology led him to become a Director of public health laboratories and to serve on the board of the Microbiology Research Establishment at Porton Down.


    Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Nigel was appointed to the UK Department of Health as Head of Chemical, Biological and Radionuclear (CBRN) Training and Scenario Development. He developed cutting edge multi-agency exercises for CBRN preparedness, and, as Director of Emergency Response, set up the Emergency Response Division of the Health Protection Agency, from its inception in 2003 until 2010. He was most recently responsible for the Government’s public health response to the Litvinenko poisoning.


    During the Ebola crisis in West Africa Nigel delivered specialist risk communication training to 93 health workers in 21 countries.  He also has good experience in the Middle East, working with Israel, Palestine and Jordan.


    Nigel will be in discussion with Britain's best-known psychiatrist Dr, Raj Persaud. Raj is an English consultant psychiatrist, broadcaster and author of books about psychiatry. He is known for raising public awareness of psychiatric and mental health issues in the general media, and has published five books. He has received numerous awards including the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Medal and Prize, the Osler Medal and The Maudsley Hospital's Denis Hill Prize.


    Tickets cost £10, with all proceeds going to the Freddie Krevine Initiative.


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