As a coordinator Andrew Barnfield’s main responsibility is within the PRACTICE platform to help deliver the European Commission’s Joint Action CHRODIS-Plus. This initiative is a high-level response from EU countries to work together to share best practices to alleviate the burden of chronic disease.
Andrew joined EuroHealthNet in February 2018. His background is in Geography, with a PhD in Human Geography and a MSc in Modernity, Space, and Place (University College London, UK). Andrew has expertise in health promotion, social determinants of health, school health programmes, chronic disease interventions, and complex evaluations.
Prior to joining EuroHealthNet, he was Assistant Professor of Public Health and the Built Environment at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. At LSHTM Andrew led the complex evaluation of the London Healthy Schools programme as well as research projects on recreational running and public health initiatives in Sofia, Bulgaria and Brussels, Belgium. In 2017 he was a visiting fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where he researched refugee health and social inclusion with running groups in the city. Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) where he is a member of the Geographies of Health and Wellbeing research group.