Professor Alan Maryon-Davis MSc (Soc Med), FFPH, FRCP, FFSEM
Honorary Professor of Public Health
Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Health and Social Care Research
School of Medicine
King's College London
7th Floor Capital House
42 Weston Street
Tel: +44(0)7957 642009
Alan Maryon-Davis trained at St Thomas’s and, after an early career in clinical medicine and general practice, studied social medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He then joined the Health Education Council (later Authority) becoming head of health sciences. He was for some years a member of the Cancer Research Campaign Research Committee and on the project steering teams for the Family Heart Study and the Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey. In the early 1990s he directed HealthQuest SouthEast, a health and lifestyle survey of 45,000 adults in the South East Thames Region. More recently he has focused on reviewing evidence of the effectiveness of health improvement and preventive interventions.
Alan currently chairs the NICE Public Health Topic Consideration Panel and is a member of the Alcohol Education & Research Council. He is also vice-chair of the National Heart Forum and immediate-past President of the UK Faculty of Public Health.
He has been an active contributor to the undergraduate medical teaching programme at KCL and its predecessor UMDS since 1988. He currently runs a special study module in Medicine and the Media, and also teaches on the Year 2 Clinical Epidemiology programme.
Lifestyles, inequalities and health.
The role of the media in health and healthcare.
Health policy and primary prevention.
Mehta N, Maryon-Davis A. Future challenges: emerging knowledge, changing health issues and continuing uncertainties. In: Health Promotion: from Rhetoric to Action (eds: A Wylie, T Holt). Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing, 2010.
Stewart L, Maryon-Davis A. How you can make a real difference. In: The Health Practitioner’s Guide to Climate Change: diagnosis and cure (eds. J Griffiths, M Rao, F Adshead, A Thorpe). London: Earthscan, 2009.
Maryon-Davis A. Health promotion. In: Essential Clinical Medicine: symptoms, diagnosis, management (eds. T Gibson, J Rees). Cambridge: CUP, 2009.
Maryon-Davis A. Working with the media. In: The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice. Second Edition (Pencheon D et al. eds). Oxford, OUP, 2007.
Maryon-Davis A. How can we better embed the social determinants of health into postgraduate medical training? Clinical Medicine 2010 (in press).
Maryon-Davis A. Living with cuts to public services: how can we get more for less? J Pub Health 2010;32:310-11.
Maryon-Davis A. Legislating for health-related gain: striking a balance. Can Med Ass J 2010;182(8):747-8.
Bambra C, Joyce KE, Bellis MA, Greatley A, Greengross S, Hughes S, Lincoln P, Lobstein T, Naylor C, Salay R, Wiseman M, Maryon-Davis A. Reducing health inequalities in priority public health conditions: using rapid review to develop proposals for evidence-based policy. J Pub Health 2010 Apr 29. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdq028.