Harry Burns

Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University

Conference: A Home: a place of health, care and wellbeing
Experts Meeting: The Home: A complex field
HRF Publication: The Home: Multidisciplinary Reflections
Book Launch: at Nottingham Trent University

Sir Harry Burns is Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University and was previously Chief Medical Officer for Scotland. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Glasgow and went on to become Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow. Working with patients in the east end of the city gave him an insight into the complex inter-relationships between social and economic status and illness.
In 2011, he received a Knighthood in the Queen´s Birthday Honours and in 2014 was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament for Public Service.