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John Newton

British epidemiologist and public health expert.

John Newton was appointed on 12 October 2012.

Career highlights:

  • led England’s contribution to the Global Burden of Disease project
  • Chairman of the WHO European Burden of Disease Network
  • Honorary Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Manchester and University of Exeter
  • academic epidemiologist in the University of Oxford
  • Director of Research and Development in two large NHS teaching hospitals (Southampton and Oxford)
  • first Director and Chief Executive Officer of UK Biobank
  • Regional Director of Public Health for NHS South Central

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See also: Company Public Health England (PHE) - Health protection agency.

Details last updated 30-May-2020

John Newton News

Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths globally

Guardian - 14-Sep-2017

According to ongoing study of Global Burden of Disease Eating a diet that is low in whole grains...


Over-65s in England living longer than ever before

BBC - 12-Feb-2016

Latest figures released by Public Health England. At 65 men can expect to live for another 19 ye...


Higher death rate ‘driven by flu’

BBC - 04-Feb-2015