Justin Varney, Birmingham City Council
Justin Varney
Director of Public Health
Birmingham City Council

Dr Justin Varney the Director for Public Health at Birmingham City Council. Leading on strategic plans to improve the health and wellbeing of its citizens in the largest local authority in the UK. Dr Varney originally trained as a General Practitioner before specialising in Public Health Medicine. He has worked at local, regional, national and international levels of the public health system and has experience as a clinician in both primary and secondary care. Prior to joining Birmingham City Council, Dr Varney led national programmes at Public Health England on physical activity, health and work, sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention, pharmacy and allied health professionals. Dr Varney has a special interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities and domestic violence as a public health issue.