Professor Gill Rowlands
Joint policy lead
Gill is a Professor of General Practice (Family Medicine) in the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University. Her main interests are the role of health literacy in health, the role of Family Physicians in identifying and addressing the problems faced by patients with lower health literacy, and the development of evidence-based policy.
Gill founded the Health Literacy UK Group and is an active member of the IUHPE Global Working Group on Health Literacy and the International Health Literacy Association. She is a co-clinical advisor on Health Literacy to NHS England.
She has published over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals, c-edited a book 'Health Literacy in Context International Perspectives', co-authored two chapters in Health Literacy: new directions in research, theory, and practice (IOM Press), and led an evidence synthesis on Health Literacy Policy for the Health Evidence Network World Health Organisation Europe).