Director of Public Health
Eugene Milne is Director of Public Health for Newcastle. He was formerly Director for Adult Health and Wellbeing for Public Health England. He trained in medicine in Newcastle and then paediatrics before entering public health in 1990.
As a Deputy Medical Director of NTW SHA from 2002 he proposed and led the establishment of Fresh: Smoke Free North East, winner of the English Chief Medical Officer’s inaugural Gold Medal for Public Health and Irish Cancer Society’s Charles Cully Medal.
From 2007 he served as Deputy Regional DPH for North East England developing the region’s broader Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Better Health, Fairer Health. He was closely involved in the establishment of Fuse: the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, and continues to serve as Vice-Chair of its Advisory Board.
From 2006-2017 he was a member and subsequently Vice-Chair of the NICE Technology Appraisal Committee. Between 2014 and 2019 he was joint editor of the Journal of Public Health and has been a member of the NIHR Public Health Programme Prioritisation Committee since 2015.
He is Honorary Treasurer of the Association of Directors of Public Health and a member of the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation. He is a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University.