Professor Sir Andy Haines is Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, with a joint appointment in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research and the Department of Population Health. He was previously Director (originally Dean) of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for nearly 10 years up to October 2010, having previously been Professor of Primary Health Care at UCL between 1987 and 2000. He also worked part-time as a general practitioner in north London for many years.
Between 1993-96 he was on secondment as Director of Research and Development at the NHS Executive, North Thames and was a consultant epidemiologist at the MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit between 1980-87, having also worked internationally in Nepal, Jamaica, Canada and the USA.
Professor Sir Andy Haines 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, a member of the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research, and a member of Working Group 2 of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the second and third assessment reports and a review editor of the health chapter fifth report. He also chaired the Scientific Advisory Panel for the 2013 WHO World Health Report on Research for Universal Health Coverage. He currently sits on a number of other national and international committees.