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Pumphandle Lecture 2022: Sir Andy Haines

The John Snow Society Annual Pumphandle Lecture will be given by Sir Andy Haines, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, entitled "The imperative of climate action for health”. 

Sir Andy Haines
Sir Andy Haines, LSHTM


Sir Andy Haines is Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, in the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, at LSHTM. He was formerly a family doctor and Professor of Primary Health Care at UCL. He developed an interest in climate change and health in the 1990’s and was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the 2nd and 3rd assessment exercises, and review editor for the health chapter in the 5th assessment. He was Director (formerly Dean) of LSHTM from 2001- October 2010.    

He chaired the Scientific Advisory Panel for the 2013 WHO World Health Report, the Rockefeller/Lancet Commission on Planetary Health (2014-15) and the European Academies Science Advisory Council working group on climate change and health (2018-19). He currently co-chairs the Inter-Academy Partnership (140 science academies worldwide) working group on climate change and health and is also co-chairing the Lancet Pathfinder Commission on health in the zero-carbon economy.   

Sir Andy Haines has published many papers on topics such as the effects of environmental change on health and the health co-benefits of low carbon policies. His current research focuses on climate change mitigation, sustainable healthy food systems and complex urban systems for sustainability. He was awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 2022. 

  • The lecture will be followed by the John Snow Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 19.00 to 19.30 BST in the John Snow Lecture Theatre. All Society members are encouraged to attend the AGM, either in person or online. After the AGM, members are warmly invited to repair to the John Snow public house in Broadwick Street, Soho, a short walk from LSHTM.
  • Please note that the recording link will be listed on this page and on the John Snow Society’s website when available. 


Free and open to all. No registration required.