Professor of Public Health and Primary care - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Professor of Public Health and Primary Care London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Formerly Director of LSHTM, 2001-2010.
He was previously Professor of Primary Health Care and Head of the Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences at University College London, and worked part-time as a general practitioner in North London for many years. Before that he was a consultant in epidemiology at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit. He was also formerly Director of Research & Development at the National Health Service Executive, North Thames; a member of the Council of the Medical Research Council and of the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research.
He chaired a Task Force on Health Systems Research for WHO which reported in 2005 and the Scientific Advisory Panel for the 2013 WHO World Health Report. He was a member of the UN intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the 2nd, 3rd and 5 th assessment reports and chaired the Rockefeller/Lancet Commission on Planetary Health which reported in 2015.
He sits on many national and international committees. He has also worked internationally, including in Nepal and the USA. His research interests are currently focused on the implications of climate change and other environmental changes for population health and the health effects of sustainable development policies . He was knighted in 2005 for services to medicine.