30 September 2022
Royal Society for Public Health has appointed Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, LCP Partner and Head of Health Analytics, as Chair of RSPH, alongside Prof Maggie Rae and Margaret Waterson as trustees.
The appointments coincide with the launch of RSPH’s new five-year-strategy to address the UK’s critical public health challenges. The strategy sets out a vision where everyone can lead a healthier life for longer. This will be achieved by empowering and upskilling the breadth of the public health workforce to improve the public’s health; addressing health inequalities; and making public health everyone’s responsibility.
Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard FRSPH, FFPH, who was previously in the role of RSPH Vice Chair, succeeds Dr Nigel Carter OBE, as RSPH Chair of Council. As a Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist, he also works as Chair of the Health Inequalities Programme Board at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and as an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London.
Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, says: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of RSPH. The public’s health is a pivotal asset for the country’s prosperity. Fostering a healthy nation and reducing corresponding inequalities has never been more crucial in the wake of the lasting impacts of the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis.
RSPH has a unique reach across the breadth of public health which is why RSPH’s new five-year strategy is so timely. Through addressing health inequalities, championing and building skill within the public health workforce, and ensuring the public’s health is considered in all policies, RSPH has a real opportunity to improve the lives of many. I look forward to playing my part to help RSPH to achieve this mission.”