Professor Linda Bauld

Professor Linda Bauld


Professor Linda Bauld was appointed as Chief Social Policy Adviser in September 2021.

This is a three-day-per week secondment. Professor Bauld also holds the Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health in the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh. She has previously worked at the Universities of Kent, Glasgow, Bath and Stirling. From 2014 to 2021,  she combined her academic role with serving as Cancer Research UK’s cancer prevention adviser.

Professor Bauld is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Public Health. She was awarded an OBE in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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