Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce our first keynote speakers for the 9th International Festival of Public Health:

Dr Iveta Nagyova, President of the European Public Health Association

Professor Andrew Curran, Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research for the Health and Safety Executive

Professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Connection Science

Duncan Selbie, President of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes and Founding Chief Executive of Public Health England

Dr Cherian Varghese, Cross-cutting lead for NCDs and special initiatives, World Health Organization

Dr Margo Thomas, Founder and CEO of the Women's Economic Imperative

Professor Mukesh Kapila, Professor Emeritus of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at The University of Manchester and Senior Adviser to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

Dr Margaret Douglas, Co-Director of the Master of Public Health programme, Edinburgh University

Professor Dame Tina Lavender, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Childbirth, Women's and Newborn Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Professor Paul Johnstone, National Director for Place and Regions, Public Health England

Dr Yonette Thomas, Founder and President, UrbanHealth360

Professor Cathy Vaughan, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Women's Health, University of Melbourne

More keynote speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.


Click on the speakers' names to the left to read their biographies.