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Alan White    

Emeritus Professor of Men's Health at Beckett University

Alan White was the Founder and Co-director of the Centre for Men’s Health at Leeds Beckett University, he is now Emeritus Professor of Men's Health at the University having retired from his University post in 2017. He was a co-founder of the Men’s Health Forum Charity and was the Chair of the Board of Trustees for 12 years, he is now its Patron. White is a Board member of the International Society for Men’s Health.

White has a long history of pioneering work in the emerging field of men’s health, which included heading up an international team of academics for the European Commission ‘State of Men’s Health in Europe’ report. He has recently completed the State of Men’s Health in Leeds study for the Public Health Team and Health & Wellbeing Board of Leeds City Council. White is a member of the core group producing the WHO (European Region) report and strategy on men’s health.

White is a Registered Nurse, who completed his initial training on the first Nursing Degree course to be run by the University of Surrey (1978-1982). His Masters’ degree was in Nursing from Leeds Metropolitan University and his PhD was from the Nursing department at the University of Manchester in 2000. White was awarded the Royal College of Nursing, Robert Tiffany International Award in 2012.

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