Peter Baker - Director

Peter Baker MA FRSPH is an independent consultant committed to improving the health of men and boys. He supports organisations in the public, third and private sectors that want to begin or develop their work on men’s health.

He was, until 2020, Campaign Director of HPV Action, a UK coalition of about 50 patient and professional organisations which successfully campaigned to achieve a gender-neutral HPV vaccination programme. He now supports the European Cancer Organisation’s work on HPV as a consultant. In recognition of his work for HPV Action, Peter received the Royal Society for Public Health’s 2018 award for Outstanding Contribution to Championing the Public’s Health. In 2014/15, he completed a major review of Ireland’s National Men’s Health Policy for the Irish government. Peter is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Public Health, sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health and is the author of numerous academic papers, articles and blogs on men’s health. Peter helped to establish Global Action on Men’s Health and is now its Director.

For 12 years, until August 2012, Peter was Chief Executive of the Men’s Health Forum, Great Britain’s leading men’s health charity. He was previously a health journalist, author of two self-help books for men, launch editor of, and a social policy researcher. He was deputy editor of the Men’s Health Journal for two years. Peter has expertise in training, public speaking, policy, service development, advocacy, research and equality/diversity.

More information about Peter’s work can be found here.

Anthony Brown - Chair

Anthony Brown is Secretary of the Australian Men’s Health Forum and an Adjunct Fellow at the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney. He has 15 years’ experience research men’s health issues and assisting health services be more accessible and relevant to men and boys.

He has particular research interests in the positive contributions that men and boys make to their communities (especially through volunteering and community participation); and in the needs, concerns and contributions of older men.

In his day job Anthony is Executive Director of Health Consumers NSW.