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Andrew Mortimore

Andrew is a Consultant in Public Health and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton Academic Unit of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

He trained as a doctor in Cambridge and London. After various clinical training posts, he spent ten years in Africa, including six years working for the Government of Malawi as a district and then regional health officer. He returned to the UK in 1992 to complete specialist training in public health in Southampton, having previously qualified as a GP.

He has worked in the area since then and was the City’s Director of Public Health for fourteen years. His main interests are child health, public health intelligence, cardiovascular disease prevention and tackling health inequalities.

Since stepping down as Director of Public Health in 2016 Andrew has been working with Dr Yoseph Mamo and Professor David Phillips on the non-communicable diseases programme in Ethiopia.