Paul Belcher

Principal European adviser and RCP representative to the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Paul is the principal European advisor at the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) and RCP representative to the Brussels-based European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), where he also holds the position of strategic advisor to the EPHA president and board. He is a longstanding member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the annual European Health Forum (Gastein, Austria).

Since completing his studies in international law, politics and economics at the University of Birmingham (UK), he has been involved in EU health advocacy and policy development in a variety of settings, which include: receipient of a Robert Schuman scholarship in the Health Division of the European Parliament Secretariat; policy co-ordinator and campaigner at the European Public Health Alliance; EU research officer at LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science; Head of the Brussels office of the European Health Management Association; and board member and former vice-president of the European Public Health Alliance.

Paul has published on a variety of EU health policy and political issues. He is former editor - and current editorial board member - of Eurohealth magazine published by the WHO Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and is a member of the editorial board of the RCP journal Clinical Medicine.

Paul has been awarded honorary membership of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom and is a member of the Society of Social Medicine and the European Public Health Association.

Projects I am involved with

RCP in Europe