During his time as an RSPH Trustee, Dr Pearson-Stuttard’s expertise as a public health doctor – with a long-standing commitment to reducing health inequalities and tackling the social determinants of health – has been a valuable asset in supporting the organisation’s aims. 

As a public health doctor and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at Imperial College London, Dr Pearson-Stuttard’s academic expertise has centred around the changing nature of mortality and morbidity in those with diabetes alongside using big data and simulation modelling to inform health policy. More recently, he has been an outspoken commentator on the COVID-19 response and impact. His research has been published widely in Nature, the BMJ and the Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology, and his regular media appearances on the BBC and in The New York Times, to name but a few, contribute to wider discussions on public health.

Following the announcement Dr Pearson-Stuttard said: 

“I am delighted to have been appointed Vice Chair of RSPH. Through my role as a Trustee, I have had the opportunity to contribute to a number of campaigns and policies on vital public health issues that I am passionate about. This work will be more important than ever as the full effects of the Covid-19 pandemic become clear.  I look forward to the new role and helping to drive RSPH forward as a leading voice on tackling health inequalities in the UK.”