Professor Michael Depledge holds the Chair of Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School.

He is also Visiting Professor at the Department of Zoology, Oxford University and at University College, London. He is a former Commissioner of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and former Chief Scientist of the Environment Agency of England and Wales.

Professor Depledge’s research interests include the impact of climate change on health and wellbeing, the effects of chemical body burdens on human health and the environment, and finding ways of communicating scientific information to policymakers and politicians. He is also currently leading on Health-Polis, an international consortium on urban environmental health.

Professor Depledge brings to BlueHealth his experience in overseeing the management and strategy of the project and is the chair of the BlueHealth External Advisory Board.