Professor Dame Carol Black

Chair, British Library & Centre for Ageing Better

Dame Carol is currently , the Government’s independent advisor on drug misuse. She is also Chair of the British Library, the Centre for Ageing Better, and Think Ahead, the Government’s fast-stream training programme for Mental Health Social Workers. She is a member of RAND Europe’s Council of Advisers.

In 2019 she completed a seven year term as Principal  of Newnham College in Cambridge University where she was a Deputy Vice-chancellor. 

She is a past President of the Royal College of Physicians of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges past Chair of the Nuffield Trust for Health Policy and a previous She has been a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.