Professor Charlotte Watts CMG is the Chief Scientific Advisor and Director for Research and Evidence in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
She is seconded from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she is Professor of Social and Mathematical Epidemiology.
Charlotte originally trained as a mathematician with a PhD in Theoretical Mathematics from the University of Warwick. She became interested in global health whilst conducting post-doctoral research on the epidemiology of HIV at the University of Oxford.
She is a global expert in violence prevention. She was a Senior Technical Advisor to the WHO 10 country population surveys on women’s health and domestic violence and founded the Gender Violence and Health Centre at LSHTM.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Foreign Associate Member of the US National Academy of Medicine.