qualified in medicine at the University of Liverpool in 1971, and
took my Masters in Community Health in 1976.
1978-94 I was consultant in Public Health with Liverpool Health
Authority. Since 1994 I've been Senior Clinical Lecturer in the
of Public Health at the University of Liverpool, where I direct
IMPACT (the International Health Impact Asessment Consortium);
Public Health Observatory and EQUAL (the Equity in Health Research
and Development Unit). My chief research interests are in health
impact assessment, health politics and policy, and health inequalities.
I lead the health promotion module on the Liverpool
1979-85 I was founding editor of the journal Radical Community Medicine
Public Health). Together with Peter Draper, I established the
Public Health Alliance (now the UK Public Health Association) in
1986. In 2003, I was a co-founder of the Politics
of Health Group. I am Vice Chair of the Pioneer Health Foundation
(founders of the Peckham Experiment).
am married with two daughters, enjoy singing in a choir and being
part of a men's book group and a poetry discussion group.