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Andy Haines is a Professor of Public Health and Primary Care with a joint appointment in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research and in the Department of Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was previously Director (originally Dean) of LSHTM for nearly 10 years up to October 2010, having previously been Professor of Primary Health Care at UCL between 1987-2000. He worked part-time as a general practitioner in North London for many years.

Between 1993-6 Andy Haines was on secondment as Director of Research & Development at the NHS Executive, North Thames and was consultant epidemiologist at the MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit between 1980-7. He has also worked internationally in Nepal, Jamaica, Canada and the USA.

He has been a member of numerous international and national committees including the MRC Global Health Group (chair) and the MRC Strategy Group. He was formerly chair of the Universities UK Health and Social Care Policy Committee and a member of the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research. He was a member of Working Group 2 of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the second and third assessment reports and is currently review editor of the health chapter for the fifth assessment report.