Director of Health and Wellbeing

Professor Kevin Fenton

Professor  Kevin Fenton



Kevin Fenton joined Public Health England (PHE) on 12 November 2012.

Career highlights:

  • previously held executive positions at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Protection Agency
  • over 20 years’ experience in public health medicine, infectious disease epidemiology, HIV prevention and sexual health
  • Visiting Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London with research interests in HIV/STI prevention, sexual behaviour, health inequalities, and migration and health

Director of Health and Wellbeing

The Director of Health and Wellbeing is responsible for:

  • design and delivery of national health and wellbeing programmes delivered through and by the NHS and local authorities
  • cancer screening programmes, and national screening programmes for genetic diseases and other conditions
  • supporting programmes to combat the effects of drugs and alcohol and promote recovery
  • development and delivery of national health marketing campaigns including Change4Life and Stoptober
  • coordinating prevention and early intervention programmes delivered across the lifespan, focused on major killers including smoking, obesity, mental health, HIV, and alcohol and drugs