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Sir Andrew Haines

Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Sir Andy Haines is Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health with a joint appointment in the Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research and in the Dept of Population Health.

He was previously Director (originally Dean) of LSHTM for nearly 10 years up to October 2010, having previously been Professor of Primary Health Care at UCL between 1987-2000. 

Between 1993-6 Professor Haines was on secondment as Director of Research & Development at the NHS Executive, North Thames and he was consultant epidemiologist at the MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit between 1980-7. He has also worked internationally in Nepal, Jamaica, Canada and the USA.

Sir Andy has been a member of a number of major international and national committees, including the MRC Global Health Group ( chair) and the MRC Strategy Group. He was formerly chair of the Universities UK Health and Social Care Policy Committee and a member of the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research. He was a member of Working Group 2 of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the second and third assessment reports. He chaired the Scientific Advisory Panel for the 2013 WHO World Health Report on Research for Universal Health Coverage and in 2014/2015 he chaired the Rockefeller Foundation/Lancet Commission on Planetary Health and co-chaired the development group for the Health Knowledge Action Network of Future Earth. He was co-chair of the European Academies Science Advisory Committee working group on climate change and health in Europe, which published its report in June 2019.

Sir Andy currently co-chairs the InterAcademy Partnership (~140 science academies worldwide) working group on climate change and health and the Royal Society/ Academy of Medical Sciences group on health and climate change mitigation. He also co-chairs the Lancet Pathfinder Commission on health in the zero-carbon economy and participates in the Lancet Commissionon Pollution and the Lancet Commission on the COVID-19 response.


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