Dr Antonis Kousoulis is an experienced public health professional and leader. He is directing the Public Health Research, Programmes and Policy functions at the Mental Health Foundation across England and Wales. Antonis is a doctor with an academic background in public health and his experience includes time in academia, third sector and the government. Previously, he led the development team at the data research centre of the UK Department of Health, and his academic collaborations include Cambridge University, Harvard School of Public Health, and Imperial College London. He has published, peer reviewed and presented extensively, held editorial appointments for multiple publications, including The Lancet, engaged widely with mainstream media, as well as held various visiting teaching appointments, including at Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.