Dr Henrietta Campbell joined the Board of the Food Standards Agency in September 2010 as Board member for Northern Ireland and as the Chair of the Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee (NIFAC).
Dr Campbell studied medicine at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in 1973. She began her career in general practice, working first in Londonderry and then with the British Forces in the Rhine before working with the Prison Medical Service in HMP Maze. She then followed a career in public health medicine and was appointed Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health and Social Services in Northern Ireland in 1995, a post she held until 2006.
Dr Campbell is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, London and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.
In recognition of her contribution to medicine in Northern Ireland, Dr Campbell was awarded an honorary doctorate by Queen’s University Belfast and in 2000 was awarded CB in the New Year’s Honours List.
She has been a member of the Prison Service Pay Review Body and a UK Electoral Commissioner.
Dr Campbell is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of Oxfam Ireland.