Professor John Wyn Owen

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Professor John Wyn Owen CB FRSPH FLSW, a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

No one contributed more to Wales in so many ways. Professor Owen’s dedication to the nation, to public health, to education, to tackling global challenges was outstanding. He combined experience, wisdom and vision uniquely and was a fount of positive ideas. He also served the Society as a member of our Council and as Treasurer.

Professor Owen’s vision for the ‘One Health’ approach – considering human, animal and environmental health together – drove much of his recent work for the Society. We were privileged to work with him to deliver the first “One Health Wales” event in 2019, and will do all we can to continue work in this field to honour his memory.

A full obituary will be published in due course.