ASH Board of Trustees


ASH is governed by a Board of Trustees of up to 12 people. The ASH Board of Trustees is made up of a wealth of experience and knowledge in the tobacco control field. Its members are chosen at our Annual General Meeting by an Advisory Council of more than 70 eminent people from fields such as medicine, public health, public relations and politics.

Professor John Britton

Professor Britton is Professor of Epidemiology and Head of the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at Nottingham University, and is a consultant in respiratory medicine at Nottingham City Hospital. He is Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, and chairs the Royal College of Physicians tobacco advisory group.

Dr Nicholas Hopkinson MA PhD FRCP (Chair)

Dr Nicholas Hopkinson is a Reader in Respiratory Medicine & Honorary Consultant Physician at The National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College and the Royal Brompton Hospital where he runs the Advanced COPD service.  His research focuses on addressing exercise and activity limitation in COPD in areas including pulmonary physiology and lung volume reduction, skeletal muscle impairment and pulmonary rehabilitation. He chairs the British Thoracic Society COPD Specialist Advisory Group and is also active in tobacco control advocacy. He trained at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and The London Hospital Medical School and subsequently at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

Alison Cox (Vice-Chair)
Jonathan McShane
Dr Helen Walters
Dr Sanjay Agrawal
Rt. Hon. Paul Burstow
Carolan Davidge
Dr Noel Baxter
Dr Soman Banerjee
Kate Harrison (Treasurer)
Dr Debbie Robson