Andy Haines is Professor of Public Health and Primary Care at LSHTM. He was Dean (subsequently Director) of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for nearly 10 years until October 2010.He was a family doctor in inner London for many years and formerly Professor of Primary Health Care at UCL. His international experience includes a secondment at WHO Geneva and working in Jamaica, Nepal and the USA. His publications cover topics such as climate change and health, evaluation of complex interventions in primary care and various aspects of global health policy. He has been a member of many national and international committees including the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (for the 2nd, 3rd and 5th assessment reports), the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research, Sustainable Development Solutions Network and is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the UNEP-hosted Climate and Clean Air Coalition. He was chair of the Rockefeller Foundation /Lancet Commission on Planetary Health. His research interests currently focus on the health co-benefits of ‘low carbon’ policies including sustainable healthy cities and food systems.