Professor Allyson Pollock

Prof Allyson Pollock is director of the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University. She set up and directed research and teaching units at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Edinburgh, establishing some of the UK’s leading undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in global health, and prior to that she was Head of the Public Health Policy Unit at UCL and Director of Research & Development at UCL Hospitals NHS Trust.

She trained in medicine in Scotland and became a consultant in public health medicine in 1991. Her research interests include regulatory science and access to medicines; health service reorganisation, marketisation and PFI / PPPs; and childhood injuries and the epidemiology of trauma.

She is the author of NHS plc and Tackling rugby, and co-author of The New NHS: a guide