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Professor Mark Bellis is the Director of Policy and International Health for Public Health Wales and Professor of Public Health at Bangor University. Mark is the Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Well-being (based in Public Health Wales) and a member of the WHO global expert advisory panel on violence prevention. Previously, Mark has been a Director of Public Health in England and Head of the Centre for Public Health in Liverpool; at the time one of the largest academic public health research units in the UK. He has undertaken substantive work in the fields of violence prevention alcohol, drugs and sexual health. As well as international work with WHO, Professor Bellis has also worked as an advisor to organisations including; United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. He has published over 190 academic papers and more than 250 applied public health reports. He continues to head an on-going research programme examining Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on health and behaviour across the life course.

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