Professor John Frank took on the role of Director in 2008 and retired from the role in July 2018. He brings with him a strong background not only in public health research but in effectively championing teamwork between public health researchers and public policy decision makers.
He holds a chair in public health at the University of Edinburgh in Public Health Research and Policy. His broad research and professional interests concern the determinants of population and individual health status, and especially the causes, remediation and prevention of socio-economic gradients in health.
In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his contributions.
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