Martin McKee

Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He qualified in medicine in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with subsequent training in internal medicine and public health. He was founding director of the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, a WHO Collaborating Centre,  and which he led for over a decade. He is also research director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. He was chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Pan European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development (Monti Commission) and elected President of the British Medical Association for 2022/23. Martin McKee is a former Chair of the UK Society for Social Medicine and Past President of the European Public Health Association. He has published over 1,450 scientific papers and 50 books and have an h-Index (Google Scholar) of 173. He was an editor of the European Journal of Public Health for 15 years and is a member of numerous editorial boards, as well as being an editorial consultant to The Lancet. His contributions to European health policy have been recognized by the award of honorary doctorates from Hungary, The Netherlands, Sweden, Greece, and visiting professorships at the Universities of Zagreb and Belgrade, the London School of Economics, and Taipei Medical University. In 2003, he was awarded the Andrija Stampar medal for contributions to European public health and in 2005 was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).