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Research interests

  • Complex systems
  • Communicable and non-communicable disease prevention
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Climate change and health
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Structural drivers of health and illness
  • Health inequalities
  • Evidence and policy
  • Urbanisation
  • Global health

Other responsibilities

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Oxford

Award Date: 5 Dec 2008

Public Health, Master of Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Award Date: 17 Feb 2001

Medical Sciences Tripos, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 16 Dec 1991

External positions

Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Agder University

Mar 2018 → …

Senior strategic adviser, Public Health England

Feb 2012Apr 2020

Adunct Professor of Public Health, University College Cork

Feb 2011 → …


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Complex systems
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Sustainability


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