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Ann Marie Connolly

Dr Ann Marie Connolly was appointed to the role of Director of Health Equity and Impact in Public Health England in April 2013. Working from the Health and Wellbeing Directorate her role is to ensure that the new public health system is supported to address health inequalities and the determinants of those inequalities. She leads for the organisation on all aspects of health equity.

Originally trained as a GP, Dr Connolly has been working in public health for the past 25 years, most recently as a Director of Public Health in a London borough. Over her career she has held a variety of posts both within and outside of the UK. These include working for WHO EURO on Healthy Cities across Europe, research on HIV with the Medical Research Council of South Africa and embedding public health in the curriculum of a new medical school in Ireland.