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Speaker Biography

Dr Yvonne Doyle

Dr Yvonne Doyle
Dr Yvonne Doyle works across London to improve and protect the health of Londoners. She is the London Regional Director of Public Health England – the agency of the Department of Health established in 2013. She influences the development of National Policy, manages public health input to a number of regional initiatives and supports the local public health system that is now established in local authorities, particularly in the development of the public health workforce. Her team is based across London, including specialist advisers within NHS England London.

She is the health adviser to the Mayor of London and has a prominent position in the London Health Commission.

As technical adviser to the World Health Organization she has led work on European Healthy Cities and has advised the World Economic Forum, the EU and the World Bank on the public health aspects of population ageing. Yvonne is a trustee of the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents and a member of the major grants committee of The Guy's & St Thomas' Charity. She is also a fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Yvonne qualified as a doctor in Ireland in 1981. She has worked in the NHS, the private and academic sectors in the UK since 1989 and has 20 years of board level experience as a public health and a medical director and 15 years of close working with local and regional government. In 2010, she was seconded to the Department of Health to support the development of Public Health England, alongside her other public health roles including Director of Public Health for NHS South of England