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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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Emeritus Professor Adrian Bauman

Professor of Public Health, Sydney School of Public Health, Australia

Emeritus Professor Bauman AO is Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health and Director of the Prevention Research Collaboration at the University of Sydney. He has academic expertise in many aspects of the primary prevention of chronic disease, with an emphasis on physical activity and obesity prevention epidemiology, population-level interventions and policy research. He has a strong interest in research translation and in the evaluation of complex preventive health programs.

Professor Bauman co-directs the WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity, and has assisted in the development of national physical activity and NCD prevention policy, plans and surveillance systems in many countries.

He is a world-leading public health researcher who has for over 30 years, studied chronic disease prevention and the development and assessment of prevention research methods.

Professor Bauman has worked extensively in the fields of physical activity, obesity, smoking and cardiovascular disease prevention as well as other areas relating to health promotion and prevention science. He is a leading authority on research relating to the health consequences of physical activity, and an expert in the consequences of prolonged sitting, including as a risk factor for CV disease and diabetes.

He is a committed advocate for physical activity and health and for research translation into practice to achieve population-wide impact and health equity. Professor Bauman has made many major contributions to prevention science. He was instrumental in identifying the health benefits of moderate physical activity and reduced sitting time. His research also has demonstrated the need for cross-sectoral involvement from areas outside of health in physical activity promotion programs, including diverse sectors such as sports, transport and urban planning to achieve better outcomes. He has developed research methods for evaluating large community-wide public health campaigns, and has contributed to evaluating many public health social marketing and mass media campaigns.

Professor Bauman also builds innovative research-policy linkages and conducts policy-relevant research. His international physical activity surveillance work is being used globally as part of WHO non-communicable disease surveillance.

Professor Bauman holds numerous honorary appointments and visiting Professorships (in four countries). He was listed on the Thompson_Reuter (Clarivate) list of the 1% most cited researchers in any discipline in 2015, 2016 ,2017 and 2018. He is Foundation Fellow of the Australiasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.


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Michael Marmot

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College, London and Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity

Sir Michael Marmot is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College, London and Director of the Institute of Health Equity (UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health).

Professor Marmot has been awarded honorary doctorates from 14 universities and has led research groups on health inequalities for 40 years. He was Chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH), which was set up by the World Health Organization in 2005, and produced the report entitled: ‘Closing the Gap in a Generation’ in August 2008.


At the request of the British Government, he conducted the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England, which published its report 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' (aka The Marmot Review) in February 2010. This was followed by the European Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide, for WHO Europe in 2014. He chaired the Breast Screening Review for the NHS National Cancer Action Team and from 2011-2004 was a member of The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health. He is currently Chair of the PAHO Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Region of the Americas.


He set up the Whitehall II Studies of British Civil Servants, investigating explanations for the striking inverse social gradient in morbidity and mortality. He leads the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and is engaged in several international research efforts on the social determinants of health. He served as President of the British Medical Association (BMA) in 2010-2011, and President of the World Medical Association (2015-16) and he is President of the British Lung Foundation. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution for six years and in 2000 he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen, for services to epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities.


Internationally acclaimed, Professor Marmot is a Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and a former Vice President of the Academia Europaea. He won the Balzan Prize for Epidemiology in 2004, gave the Harveian Oration in 2006, and won the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research in 2008.


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