Antony is currently an Associate Director, Centre for Public Health, at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)and a Visiting Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University.  Antony trained originally as an applied chemist and later in information science and epidemiology.  He has worked in Public Health in the English NHS for the last 30 years, at district, regional and national level; he is a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.  At NICE he is currently responsible for producing public health guidance across a range of public health topic areas, including inequalities, community engagement, social and emotional wellbeing of children, sexual health, alcohol misuse, quitting smoking during pregnancy, domestic violence and Hepatitis B and C.  Antony is currently on a ½ time secondment to Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) based at GCU London a specialist postgraduate centre of the University in the role of Programme Leader for the MSc Public Health -  His main research interests include: positive 'asset based' approaches to health development; evaluating social action research initiatives; taking a social determinants approach to evidence based public health.  He is currently working on a number of European projects to further his research aims.  These include the EQUIPT project ( ); the WHO Health Behaviour in School Aged Children study ( and the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy (


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