Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine
Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine

Linda Bauld (Affiliate)

Public health

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Professor Linda Bauld

Professor Linda Bauld OBE is the Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health in the Usher Institute, College of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and Chief Social Policy Adviser to the Scottish Government.

For the past 25 years she has led a range of studies to prevent or treat the main modifiable risk factors for non-communicable diseases including cancer, diabetes and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases with a particular focus on tobacco, alcohol, diet and inequalities in health.

She is director of the SPECTRUM Consortium, involving 10 UK universities and partner organisations funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership. 

In addition, Professor Bauld was a co-investigator in the TestEd programme funded by the MRC and the University. She led the behavioural and social science elements of the study that involves surveys and interviews with participants.

Professor Bauld is a Trustee of Diabetes UK and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Faculty of Public Health, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Social Sciences.

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