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Professor Rachel Cooper Honoured with Prestigious Membership by the Faculty of Public Health

Date Published: 07 November 2023

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) has elected Professor Rachel Cooper to the Honorary Membership of the Faculty, recognising her exceptional contributions to the research, design, and practice of public health. This acknowledgment comes as a testament to Cooper’s continued dedication and significant impact in the field.

The Faculty of Public Health, a distinguished organisation representing over 5,000 public health professionals in the UK and worldwide, selected Professor Cooper for this exclusive membership, that is bestowed to individuals who have significantly contributed to the advancement of public health and improving the well-being of communities and

The Faculty of Public Health plays a vital role in enhancing the health and well-being of local communities and populations on a national scale. Established in 1972, the organisation was formed as a result of recommendations from the Royal Commission on Medical Education. FPH’s mission includes ensuring an effective public health workforce, promoting public health knowledge, advocating for the reduction of health inequalities, and working towards the conditions where health and well-being can thrive.

The President of the Faculty of Public Health, Professor Kevin Fenton CBE PrFPH FRCP PhD, conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to Professor Cooper, and welcomed her to the FPH. The Faculty aims to leverage Professor Cooper’s expertise in furthering their mission to enhance the health and well-being of communities, shape public health policy, and fortify the impact of their strategies.

The honour was publicly announced at the Faculty’s annual general meeting and awards ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2023. This recognition not only celebrates Professor Cooper’s outstanding accomplishments but also underscores their ongoing commitment to the advancement of public health on a national and international scale.


For further information on the Faculty of Public Health and its mission, please visit https://www.fph.org.uk.