Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton. Don is a world-renowned expert on public health and over his thirty-year research career has made a substantial international impact on the theory, science and practice of health promotion. Professor Nutbeam, originally a Southampton University Alumnus, has held leadership positions in universities, government and health services.
As a thought leader Kristine Sørensen is committed to advance the global scope and scale of health literacy. Her educational background is in medicine, public health and global health diplomacy. She has acted as an advisor for EU, WHO, ECDC, the European Parliament and Council of Europe. Kristine Sørensen and her colleagues from the HLS-EU European Health Literacy project (2009-2012) received the European Health Award 2012 for their societal impact. In 2017 she received the International Health Literacy Award for the launch of the International Health Literacy Association.
Principal of Kurtz-Rossi & Associates, a women-owned business located in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has two major sources of inspiration. One is the adult learners she works with to integrate health and literacy education in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) settings and the other is all the teachers, librarians, and health professionals who are dedicated to improving access to health information and health services for multi-lingual and multi-cultural communities.
Professor of Health Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He serves as an expert adviser to the European Commission as Health and Research Directorate Generals and as a technical adviser for the World Health Organisation, and is a member of the executive team of the Regional Committee for Europe of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).
Professor Jürgen Pelikan from Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Health Promotion Research in Vienna, Austria has, as a member of the European Health Literacy Consortium been the chief analyst of the HLS-EU survey. He has been leading additional health literacy population studies in Austria and has played a key role in the health literacy policy developments in Austria, where health literacy has been integrated as a strategic national health goal for the coming years.
Dr. Shiyanbola’s research examines patient perceptions and roles in medication use and its impact on medication adherence, health literacy and the elimination of health disparities. Specifically, Dr. Shiyanbola studies the perceptions of illness and medicines among underserved populations.