Professor, doctor and public health advocate
John Ashton is a professor and public health advocate who is passionate about finding the fun in public health, and to evoke change through story telling. He has had a long and distinguished career in public health in his home city of Liverpool, at a U.K. level and internationally through his work with WHO. In 1986 he became the first coordinator of the WHO Healthy Cities project. He is appointed Commander of the British Empire by the UK government for his services to the British National Health Service and he has served as President of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Medicine of London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. He has just completed his latest book on 'The Practice of Public Health'.