Prof Robert Beaglehole

Emeritus Professor

University of Auckland, New Zealand & Chair ASH - Action for Smokefree 2025, NZ


Robert Beaglehole is New Zealand public health physician with a longstanding interest in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, especially heart disease. He was professor of public health at the University of Auckland before taking up a position at WHO, Geneva where he became the Director of the Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion He has been involved in tobacco control in New Zealand and globally for over four decades. In 1982 he established ASH (NZ) and now Chairs the ASH Board

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