Fiona Bull

Program Manager, NCD Prevention

World Health Organization

Switzerland

Dr Fiona Bull is Acting Director and Programme Manager in the Department of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) at the World Health Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. She leads the WHO’s global work on reducing physical inactivity, promoting healthy eating, the prevention of obesity, as well as providing leadership for global monitoring and surveillance of NCDs and their risk factors. Dr Bull joined WHO after 25 years in NCD prevention research and practice in Australia, the UK and the USA. Before joining WHO she was Professor of Public Health and Director of the Centre for Built Environment and Health at the University of Western Australia. This work focussed on the evidence and effectiveness of improving urban design in cities and communities to promote health and has informed national and international policy and practice. She is one of the lead investigators of RESIDE, a 10-year cohort study of Liveable Neighbourhoods, the State urban design policy. Across her career Fiona has focussed on developing ad then translating evidence and understanding on healthy lifestyles to inform policy and practical solutions in community settings. She has co-authored over 180 scientific publications and was awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to public health. She is a keen swimmer, sailor and dog walker.

Dr Fiona Bull is Acting Director and Programme Manager in the Department of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) at the World Health Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. She leads the WHO’s global work on reducing physical inactivity, promoting healthy eating, the prevention of obesity, as well as providing leadership for global monitoring and surveillance of NCDs and their risk factors. Dr Bull joined WHO after 25 years in NCD prevention research and practice in Australia, the UK and the USA. Before joining WHO she was Professor of Public Health and Director of the Centre for Built Environment and Health at the University of Western Australia. This work focussed on the evidence and effectiveness of improving urban design in cities and communities to promote health and has informed national and international policy and practice. She is one of the lead investigators of RESIDE, a 10-year cohort study of Liveable Neighbourhoods, the State urban design policy. Across her career Fiona has focussed on developing ad then translating evidence and understanding on healthy lifestyles to inform policy and practical solutions in community settings. She has co-authored over 180 scientific publications and was awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to public health. She is a keen swimmer, sailor and dog walker.

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