Byline: Interview carried out by Tom Walling.
NIGEL Lightfoot is Director of Emergency Response and head of the Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Programme Board at the Health Protection Agency.
He is an expert on chemical, biological and ra-dionuclear terrorism preparedness and response.
He is the expert UK delegate to the Global Health Security Action Group, the G8 Bioterrorism Working Group and the Health Security Committee of the European Commission.
He is a visiting professor to Cranfield University and provides expert input to several government departments.
Most recently he has been involved in the bird flu and foot-and-mouth incidents, and he advised on possible disease outbreaks during the recent floods.
Where do you live?
In Jesmond, in a house with roses covering the whole wall. I work in London.
How long …