Penny Walker-Robertson is currently the Head of the Fleming Fund at the UK Department of Health and Social Care. She specialises in programme and policy development in international development and global health. She has worked with policy and strategy in the Office of the Executive Director at UNAIDS; with a country focus on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos at Amnesty International; and in programme development and delivery for both development and humanitarian programmes at the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Penny joined the UK Department of Health and Social Care in August 2015 to set up the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, responding to international disease outbreaks with epidemic potential, and moved on to support design and delivery of the Fleming Fund. She holds a BA in Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge, an Msc Master of Public Health from Kings College London, and has just completed the Executive Fellowship in Global Health Leadership at LSHTM.