Kessel graduated in medicine from King's College London in 1989,
and has a professional background in both general practice and
public health. He became actively involved in medical ethics during
a Masters degree in history and philosophy of science in 1991,
and has served as an ethicist on a National Health Service research
funding committee for several years. In 1996 Anthony received
a Master of Science degree in public health and in 1999 he became
a member of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. He is also
a member of the Royal College of General Practioners.
has been at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
since 1999 and is based in the Public & Environmental Health
Research Unit (PEHRU). His current post is split between an honorary
chair at LSHTM and Director of Public Health strategy at the Health
Protection Agency (HPA). He was previously Director of Public
Health for Camden Primary Health Care Trust.
has published articles, reports and book chapters in areas such
as clinical ethics, research ethics, HIV and environmental health.
He authored the book, Air, the Environment and Public Health,
published by Cambridge University Press in 2000. His research
interests include philosophy of public health, medical ethics,
air pollution and environmental health.
Porter graduated in medicine from Kings College Medical School
in 1978 and went on to specialise in paediatrics and public health
medicine. In 1984 he studied for a Master of Public Health degree
at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, USA, and then
between 1985 and 1987 was an epidemic intelligence service officer
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta where
he specialised in infectious disease control. He trained in Public
Health Medicine in the UK at the Communicable Disease Surveillance
Centre, London and came to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine as a Senior Lecturer in 1991. He is Professor in International
Health and works in the Clinical Research Unit and the Health
1996 he began teaching a module at the London School on 'Public
Health Ethics' which, through working with Anthony Kessel and
Carolyn Stephens, has developed into the present module ' Ethics,
public health and human rights'.
research interests include tuberculosis - from programme to policy
issues; conflict and health; human rights and public health ethics.
Stephens is a Reader in Environmental Health and Policy at the
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she has
worked since 1991. She is also Profesora Titular en Salud Indígena
at the University of Tucuman, Argentina where is is currently
based. She has worked since 1981 in Asia, Africa and Latin America
-- specifically in India, Liberia, Tanzania, Ghana, Brazil and
Argentina. Her research focus is on environmental inequalities
and health in developing countries. From 1999-2001 she was seconded
from the LSHTM to the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (UNT), in
North-West Argentina, to become a Profesora Titular en Salud Politica
y Medio Ambiente. She is also a visiting professor at the Universidad
Federal de Parana in Brazil. She has published widely and advises
international agencies, governments and NGOs.
of UNICEF Expert Committee on the Rights of Poor Urban Children,
Florence Italy, November 1-4. 2001.
Member of the UK Environment Justice network (20 NGO and academic
institutions affiliated in order to reduce environmental health
inequalities in the UK and internationally.
Member of the Womens NGO Caucus to the UN Commission
for Sustainable Development
Member of UK Poverty Steering group for the UK UN Human Development
Report. Co-ordinated by United Nations Environment and Development
of UK Steering group for the 1999 WHO Ministers Conference
on Environment and Health Co-ordinated by the United Nations
Environment and Development Committee