Professor of public health
Allyson Pollock trained in medicine and is a public health physician and academic scholar. She is professor of public health and director of the Newcastle University Centre of Excellence in Regulatory Science.
She has previously worked at University College London, the University of Edinburgh, and Queen Mary University of London, and was director of research and development at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 1998 to 2005.
Allyson’s research interests are in access to medicines and appropriate medicines use, and pharmaceutical regulation and regulatory science; the epidemiology of child and sports injury; public private partnerships and health systems; and long term care. She has expertise in health service reform and marketisation, and has for two decades, actively promoted universal public health care in the UK. Recently she has been a member of the Independent SAGE, advising on covid-19 in the UK.