Professor Sir Harry Burns at the Sir Harry Burns Centre, Barrhead

Professor Sir Harry Burns

Professor Sir Harry Burns is Director of Global Public Health and is based in the International Public Policy Institute. He is also Chair of the Centre for Health Policy.

He is Chair of the Scottish Government's Review into Targets for Health and Social Care, and was Chief Medical Officer for Scotland until 2014.

Videos of past presentations

Professor Sir Harry Burns giving the keynote presentation at GP17, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ annual conference (link to external site)

Professor Sir Harry Burns speaking at Nuffield Trust on 2nd March 2017 (link to external site)


In March 2018, the Sir Harry Burns Community Hub in Auchenback, Barrhead, was formally opened.

Please note: owing to additional commitments Sir Harry has taken on across the University, he is not currently accepting any new speaking engagements.