Professor John Newton is Director of Health Improvement at Public Health England (PHE), Honorary Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at the Universities of Manchester and Exeter and Vice President of the UK Faculty of Public Health.
John has a long-standing interest in the use of data and knowledge to drive improvement in health. He currently directs the information, intelligence and research functions of PHE but also has responsibility for the national health improvement Divisions. John has led England’s contribution to reporting the Global Burden of Disease project and is Chairman of the WHO European Burden of Disease Network.
In the past he has been an academic epidemiologist in the University of Oxford, Director of Research and Development in two large teaching hospitals, the first Director and CEO of the UK Biobank project and a Regional Director of Public Health in the NHS.