I am a full Professor and the Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair “Global Health and Education” and Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for “Research in Education and Health” which are focused on knowledge production and sharing from an intersectoral perspective. I am the former Director of the Prevention and Health Promotion Division of the French National Public Health Agency where I was responsible for the implementation of national policies and support for regional policies on prevention, health education, risk reduction and health promotion. I have formally help positions as Director of the Graduate School of Teaching and Education (ESPE), Head of the Centre for lifelong learning and Vice-President of Blaise Pascal University. In addition, I held the position as President of the “Prevention, Education and Health Promotion” Commission of the French High Council for Public Health and President of the Network “Universities for training in health education”.

My entire career has been focused on capacity building in the fields of health and education. I have a unique perspective on education and public health from my experience as a practitioner in both fields, a manager, a workforce educator, a consultant and a researcher at national and global level. I have managed several institutions engaged in creation and transformation processes. I have helped to establish the evidence base from my extensive research into global children and young people’s health. The leadership positions I have held have involved the definition and implementation of public health policies. I collaborate with national and international thought leaders, teams and agencies to develop an intersectoral approach for children and young people’s health and development.