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Dr Karen Milton

Lecturer in Public Health, Norwich Medical School

Public health; physical activity and health

Dr Karen Milton is a Lecturer in Public Health in the Norwich Medical School and Public Health theme lead for the MBBS (medical) programme. In this role, she teaches medical students about the importance and principles of public health, and particularly the primary prevention of chronic disease. Her research area is physical activity and health, in which she aims to advance knowledge and understanding of ‘what works’ to get populations to be more active to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases. Her interest in this field spans the measurement of physical activity, population level interventions, evaluation and policy research. She is a Board Member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) and a Steering Committee member for the European Network for Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA Europe). She has acted as an adviser to a range of national and international health promotion agencies including the Australian Heart Foundation, the Department of Health in England, and the World Health Organization (Regional Offices for Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean and WHO Headquarters, Geneva).