Dr Nigel Carter OBE has succeeded Phillip Woodward as Chair of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). This was announced the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the society, which took place on 11 September 2019.

Dr Carter is a long term trustee and treasurer of RSPH and has broad interests in public health and the social determinants of heath.

Dr Carter has been a dentist for more than four decades and Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation since 1997. He has a keen interest in public health and in health promotion. In 2012, Dr Carter was honoured with an OBE for Services to Dentistry and Dental Health. Dr Carter is also the current chairman of the Platform for Better Oral Health In Europe, which aims to improve oral health across Europe and reduce inequalities.

Following this announcement, Dr Carter commented: “I am delighted to be taking over as Chair of Council of the RSPH. These are both challenging and exciting times for Public Health. Over the last few years the Society has established a unique position raising awareness amongst Public, Media and Policy Makers of key existing and emergent issues in the public health field. I look forward with the support of our dedicated staff team to seeing this influence continue and grow in the coming years.”