Professor John Ashton CBE – Inequalities regarding children in today’s society
Formerly North West Regional Director of Public Health and Regional Medical Officer from 1993 – 2006, and Director of Public Health and County Medical Officer for Cumbria from 2006 – 2013.
He specialised in psychiatry, general practice, family planning and reproductive medicine before entering Public Health. He is well known for his work on Planned Parenthood and healthy cities, and for his personal advocacy for Public Health.
John holds chairs in the Liverpool Medical School, Liverpool John Moores University, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Manchester Medical School, the Valencia Institute of Public Health in Spain, the University’s of Central Lancashire, Lancaster, and Cumbria. He is the author of many scientific papers: articles and chapters in books; and of several books including; “The New Public Health” which has been the standard textbook on Public Health.
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