Updated: Jun 24, 2021
The virtual NPC Annual Convention continues
June 21 - 2:00pm - 4pm
Who Cares: The Future of Health and Care
See the programme and details of the speakers below the video of the webinar
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Chair & Speakers
Jan Shortt - General Secretary, National Pensioners Convention
Professor Sir Michael Marmot - Prof. Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL
Tracey Jarrett - Lewisham Pensioners’ Forum
Johnbosco Nwogbo - Campaigner, We Own It
Professor Sir Michael Marmot
Prof. Epidemiology & Public Health
University College London
Sir Michael Marmot has been Professor of Epidemiology at University College London since 1985. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015), and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health (Bloomsbury: 2004). Professor Marmot is the Advisor to the WHO Director-General, on social determinants of health, in the new WHO Division of Healthier Populations.
He is a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is the recipient of the WHO Global Hero Award. Professor Marmot held the Harvard Lown Professorship for 2014-2017 and received Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health 2015. He has accepted honorary doctorates from 18 universities. Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for nearly 50 years. He chaired the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas, set up in 2015 by the World Health Organization’s Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/ WHO).
He was Chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH), which was set up by the World Health Organization in 2005, and produced the report entitled: ‘Closing the Gap in a Generation’ in August 2008. At the request of the British Government, he conducted the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post 2010, which published its report 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' in February 2010. This was followed by the European Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide, for WHO EURO in 2014, and in 2020 Health Equity in England: Marmot Review 10 Years On, and Build Back Fairer: the COVID-19 Marmot Review.
Community Development Worker
Lewisham Pensioners Forum
Tracey is a Community Development Worker, and qualified Trainer with three decades of experience working in the statutory and voluntary sector.
Manager for Lewisham Pensioners Forum (LPF) since 2017, a charitable organisation campaigning for the voice of the elderly living, working, and visiting the borough of Lewisham in South East London. She is passionate about addressing and challenging inequalities.
She has specialist knowledge in Mental Health, Race awareness, gender inequality, and organic health and well-being lifestyle. In her spare time, she is a radio show host and podcaster.
We Own It
Johnbosco Nwogbo works as a Campaigns Officer at We Own It, campaigning on the NHS,transport, among other areas. He got his start in campaigning in the mid 2010s at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, as part of the Fees Must Fall and Decolonise the Curriculum movements.
For the last three years, he has been a campaigner for community rights as part of ACORN the community union. He is also studying toward a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Sussex.