Professor David McCoy is a public health physician and academic, and former Director of Medact.

He spent his first fifteen years working in clinical medicine and health systems development, mostly in South Africa. He has since worked in various aspects of global health in London, and as a public health specialist in the NHS including as a Director of Public Health in London. David was co-Managing Editor of the first two alternative world health reports (Global Health Watch), and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Economic Foundation and the Steering Committee of the Peoples Health Movement.

He is currently based at Queen Mary’s University London, where he is a Professor of Global Public Health and Global Health course director.