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Speakers

Professor Sir Gregor Smith
Chief Medical Officer

Professor Sir Gregor Smith

Professor Sir Gregor Smith was appointed CMO for Scotland in 2020. A GP by background, Gregor is a passionate advocate of person-centred approaches, based on kind and careful care, which promote value and sustainability, aligned with the ethos of Realistic Medicine.

Paul Johnston
Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Scotland

Paul Johnston

Paul was appointed Chief Executive of Public Health Scotland in March 2023. Prior to this role, Paul spent eight years as a member of the Executive Team and Corporate Board in the Scottish Government. His responsibilities covered many areas of social policy that impact on health.  He was Director General for Education and Justice between 2015 and 2021.

Paul became Director General for Communities in 2021 with responsibility for social security, housing, equality, human rights, local government, and public service reform.

Paul is a qualified lawyer and joined the Scottish Government in 2000, holding a range of legal and policy roles including a secondment as a Director in the UK Government.

Professor Kevin Fenton CBE PhD PrFPH FRCP FFSRH(Hon)
President of the Faculty of Public Health

Professor Kevin Fenton CBE PhD PrFPH FRCP FFSRH(Hon)

Kevin Fenton is the President of the Faculty of Public Health. He is a senior public health expert and infectious disease epidemiologist who has worked in a variety of public health executive leadership roles across government and academia in the United Kingdom and internationally. His specialist interests are in tackling health inequalities, infectious disease prevention and control, climate justice and urban health.

Professor Fenton is the Regional Director for London in the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) within the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Within this role, he is also the statutory public health advisor to the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority and the Regional Director of Public Health for NHS London. He is also the government’s Chief Advisor on HIV and Chair of the HIV Action Plan Implementation Steering Group for England.

As President, Kevin works closely with the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, UK Local Government Association and a wide range of partners who have interests in Public Health. Kevin is committed to working with all 4 Nations of the UK and FPH members across the world.

Mikaela Loach
Best-selling author and climate justice activist

Mikaela Loach

Mikaela Loach is the best-selling author of It's Not That Radical: Climate Action To Transform Our World (April, 2023), a climate justice activist, former medical student with a degree in Global Health Policy, co-host of The YIKES Podcast and public speaker based in Brighton. In 2020, Forbes, Global Citizen and BBC Woman's Hour named Mikaela as one of the most influential women in the UK climate movement. In 2021, she was one of three claimants on the "Paid To Pollute" case who took the UK government to court over the huge public payments they give to fossil fuel companies every year. In the same year, Mikaela was part of the successful campaign to stop the Cambo oil field from being approved. Her organising work and writing focuses on the intersections of the climate crisis with oppressive systems and making the climate movement a more accessible space.

Sir Michael Marmot
Professor of Epidemiology

Sir Michael Marmot

Sir Michael Marmot has been Professor of Epidemiology at University College London since 1985 and is Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity. Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for nearly 50 years. He chaired the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, several WHO Regional Commissions, and reviews on tackling health inequality for governments in the UK.

Speaker - Magdalena Harris
Magdalena Harris
Professor of Inclusion Health Sociology
Speaker - Magdalena Harris

Magdalena Harris

Magdalena is Professor of Inclusion Health Sociology at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Member through Distinction of the Faculty of Public Health. She currently leads two NIHR-funded intervention studies aiming to improve service provision, health and social outcomes for people who use heroin and crack cocaine, respectively.

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