Watch Now: Public Health Explored with Dr. John Ashton

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Over the past 12 months, we have faced one of the worst public health pandemics in the past 100 years, where the failure of governments to get a grip of COVID-19 has demonstrated widespread ignorance of the basics of a public health approach to threats to health and well-being. With Public Health Explored, John provides an entertaining and accessible resource for exploring profound concepts in the practice of public health.

Professor John Ashton C.B.E. is a prominent public health physician who has been a member and proprietor for over 20 years. Born in Woolton, he was educated at Quarry Bank High School in Allerton, Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was Regional Director of Public Health for the North West for 13 years and Director of  Public Health in Cumbria for 6 years.   John has served as the President of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, Edinburgh and Glasgow for three years and is a long-standing Consultant Adviser to the World Health Organisation Healthy Cities Programme. The author of many scientific texts and books and an experienced broadcaster,  John is a professor at the University of Liverpool,  Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

John has been a prominent campaigner for justice for those killed in the Hillsborough Football Stadium disaster in 1989.

A member of the British humanitarian delegation to Macedonia during the Kosovo emergency in 1999, he was awarded the C.B.E for services to the NHS in the millennium honours list in 2000.

Having recently been public health adviser to the post-Grenfell Tower disaster recovery team and the bereaved and survivors of the disaster,  John is now the public health Adviser on violence prevention to the Mersey Police and Crime Commissioner, the Right Honourable Jane Kennedy

 

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