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Fiona Bull


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Fiona Bull

Dr Fiona Bull is Programme Lead on Physical Activity in the Department of Health Promotion situated within the new Division of Healthier Populations at the World Health Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously she was Programme Manager for the portfolio of work on promoting physical activity, healthy eating and the prevention of obesity, as well as surveillance of NCDs and their risk factors. Prior to joining WHO in 2017, Dr Bull was Professor of Public Health and Director of the Centre for Built Environment and Health at the University of Western Australia. Dr Bull’s experience includes over 25 years of research on NCD prevention, practice and policy in Australia, the UK and in the USA. She has also worked for CDC in the USA and been an expert advisor to national governments and WHO in specialist areas. Her primary focus has been the epidemiological evidence on physical activity and health and the policy and practice of effective interventions to reduce NCDs. She has co-authored over 200 scientific publications and reports, supported global and national policy making and guidelines, and was awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to public health. She is a keen swimmer, sailor and dog walker.