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Lecture to discuss public health campaigns


The success of public health campaigns will be the focus of a free lecture at the University of Wolverhampton.

Professor John Middleton, Honorary Professor of Public Health at the University, will present the lecture on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 5pm.

He will consider some of the public health campaigns of the past, such as Doll and Hill’s battle against big tobacco and lung cancer, to see what these stories teach us about the future role of public health.

The event, titled The future’s bright, the future’s public health, will take place at the Health Futures UTC in High Street, West Bromwich.

Dr Ranjit Khutan, Associate Dean - Director of The Institute of Community & Society, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming a leading figure in Public Health such as Professor John Middleton to the University to present his inaugural lecture. 

“He will look at some of the epic  public  health campaigns of the past - John Snow’s battle with cholera; Joseph Goldberger’s discovery of the cause and prevention of  the plague of corn; and Doll and Hill’s battle against Big tobacco and lung cancer. 

“In the future we will be seeing more global upheaval, crop failures, disasters, terrorist threats, and  more antibiotic resistance, as well as the epidemics of over consumption: diabetes, obesity, air pollution related  deaths. We will need more than ever our public health system to prevent and protect the public’s health.”

Professor John Middleton is Honorary Professor of Public Health at the University of Wolverhampton. He is President of the Faculty of Public Health, the standard setting body for public health professionals in the UK.  He was Director of Public Health for Sandwell in the West Midlands of England for 26 years. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in September 2015. His main interests are in environmental health and sustainable development, evidence based interventions in social policy, reducing health inequalities and violence prevention.

The Health Futures University Technical College (UTC) is sponsored by the University and its partners, and aims to give young people the necessary skills for a career in healthcare and health science professions.

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Date Issued: Thursday, 09 November 2017

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