9 January 2014

Graham Jukes, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) since 2000, has been awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list for his public health work in the UK and overseas over an environmental health career spanning 43 years.

Under Graham Jukes’ leadership, the CIEH has played a key role in influencing campaigns to address public health issues such as smoke-free workplaces and tobacco control, sunbed use, emergency preparedness, food safety, nutrition and obesity, climate change and sustainable development, contaminated land, noise control, public health infrastructure, disease control and international health.

On an international level Graham Jukes has promoted the “environmental health message” from as far afield as Mongolia and China and throughout Europe. His expert knowledge and expertise across all the main areas of environmental health has resulted in him being a regular speaker at high profile conferences both at home and abroad.

Commenting on his award, Graham Jukes, said, “A major achievement for me has been that environmental health remains such an essential and vital force in ensuring health and well-being and reducing health and social inequalities.”

The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health, representing more than 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors.