The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) is the representative body for Directors of Public Health (DsPH) in the UK with the aim of maximising the effectiveness and impact of DsPH as Public Health leaders.

ADPH seeks to improve and protect the health of the population through collating and presenting the views of DsPH; advising on public health policy and legislation; facilitating a support network for DsPH; identifying their development needs; and supporting the development of comprehensive, equitable public health policies.

ADPH has a rich heritage, having its origins more than 160 years ago. It is a collaborative organisation working in partnership with others to maximise the voice for public health.

It is a registered charity, and a company limited by guarantee, and is led by its Board of Directors who are all serving Directors of Public Health. The President  acts as chair. Follow the links to further details on its history and governance.

Every Director of Public Health in the United Kingdom has the right to be a member of the Association. Deputy DsPH and Consultants in Public Health can become Associate Members while Former DsPH can sign up as Alumni.

By becoming ADPH member you consent to us processing your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

You can keep up to date with the work of the ADPH by signing up to the monthly newsletter.

Like every organisation, the Association of Directors of Public Health is adapting what we do and the way we do it in response to COVID-19, based on the latest national advice and information. The top priority of our members – Directors of Public Health and their teams – is playing their part in national and local efforts to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of the UK. Our top priority is supporting them. Click here to read more about our approach. 

Due to restrictions on movement the ADPH staff are currently working from home. They can be contacted on the following numbers:

Comms & Policy – 074 3286 8835


Finance and Administration

Mark Hamblett – 07824 697664

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