Virginia is public health doctor committed to improving health emergency and disaster risk management as well as data access and transparency for effective reporting and is currently Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction at the UK Health Security Agency. Prior to this she has been a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, published in March 2012. From 2011 to 2014, she was Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection she is a member of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) scientific committee. With support of IRDR, she is currently the Chair of the UNDRR/ISC Hazard Classification and Review Technical Working Group, and the report was published in 2020 with Hazard Information Profiles: Supplement to UNDRR-ISC Hazard Definition & Classification Review – Technical Report published in October 2021. She is a visiting/honorary Professor and fellow at several universities.
Photo: Professor Virginia Murray, taken at the High-level Political Forum, United Nations, New York July 2019