Working life (public health academic)

This page provides information on the wide variety of activities involved in being a public health academic.

Very broadly, your duties and responsibilities as a public health academic will fall into four main areas:

Meeting of public health academics


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Supporting others

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Supporting the discipline of academic public health 

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At a more senior level, you may be involved in determining long-term priorities for research and teaching in public health, and work with other public health colleagues to influence or lead on public health education at regional, national or international levels.

As a public health academic in an educational or research organisation, you may also hold an honorary contract in another role, such as a director of public health.

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