David Taylor is Professor of Pharmaceutical and Public Health Policy at The UCL School of Pharmacy, University of London. Between 2000 and February 2009 he was Chair of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. He subsequently became a non-executive director of the Camden Primary Care Trust.
David’s previous posts include Associate Director of Health Studies at the Audit Commission for England and Wales, a King’s Fund Fellowship, and Director of Public and Economic Affairs at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. During the 1980s and early 1990s he was also chair of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham FPC/Family Health Services Authority.
He has published extensively on issues relating to health. For example, at the Audit Commission he researched and wrote the national study Dear to our Hearts? and the national audit which accompanied it. These were forerunners of the National Service Framework on coronary heart disease. David’s current work includes studies on public health and pharmaceutical policy formation and the future development of pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry and globally accessible health care provision..