Dr Jamie Bartram is the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the Gillings School of Global Public Health of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is Director of the Water Institute at UNC.


Jamie has worked in diverse areas of public health and disease prevention, especially in relation to environment and health and water supply and sanitation.  He has worked in more than 60 developing and developed countries worldwide.

From 1998 to 2009 he worked at the World Health Organization’s Headquarters, leading the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Unit and the Unit for Assessing and Managing Environmental Risks to Health.

Jamie was awarded the IWA (International Water Association) 'Grand Award' in 2004 for international leadership in development and application of evidence based policy and good practice; is an Honorary Professor at the University of Wales at Aberystwyth and a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Bristol and Surrey, UK.  He was the first, elected, chair of UN-Water.  He was previously Manager, Water and Wastes at the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health in Rome and Head of the Environmental Health Division of the Robens Institute of the University of Surrey in the UK