Virginia Berridge is Professor of History and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She has a B.A.(Hons) and a PhD in History, both from the University of London.
Her personal research interests are in the history of twentieth century health policy with a special focus on the 'contemporary history' of health in the last thirty years. Her recent work includes HIV/AIDS policy, illicit drug policy, the development of ideas and concepts of public health in the post war period, and the relationship between research and policy.