Professor Anthony Kessel is a public health physician, academic and author. Since 2019 Anthony has been working as Clinical Director (National Clinical Policy) at NHS England & Improvement. Prior to this, Anthony worked for a decade as Director of Global Public Health at Public Health England and National Director of Public Health Strategy, Director of R&D and Medical Director at the Health Protection Agency. Anthony is also currently Senior Public Health Advisor to the Football Association (FA), public health advisor to the film/TV industry, and advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) on public health. Previously, Anthony was Director of Public Health and Medical Director at Camden Primary Care Trust (2004-2009) and is also a GP.
In 2013, Anthony published a fiction book for young children, The Amazing Adventures of Perch the Cat. Anthony’s new 4-book ‘DON’T DOUBT THE RAINBOW’ adventure series for middle-grade children is centered on a 13-year-old detective, Edie Marble, and will be published by Crown House. Threaded through the series is an approach to support psychological well being and resilience in this age group. The first book, The Five Clues, will be published in August 2021.
Books in order of publication:
Perch the Cat – 2013
The Five Clues (Don’t Doubt The Rainbow 1) – 2021