, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 303-305
Date: 30 Jul 2009

Defining and measuring health literacy: what can we learn from literacy studies?

Don Nutbeam is currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton (UK) having spent much of the past 20 years at the University of Sydney, Australia. For the period 2000–2003, he was Head of Public Health in the UK (Blair) government Department of Health. His research interests have included public health intervention research in schools and communities as well as studies of health literacy, and adolescent health behaviour.