Dr Mark Kroese

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Mark is the former Director of the Foundation. He  joined the Foundation in 2012 as Consultant in Public Health Medicine/Programme Director and was Director from October 2017 to June 2023. He led the corporate development and strategic management of the Foundation and was responsible for the delivery of its work programme. He is currently contributing and supporting the team on a range of our projects.

Mark graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and trained in general practice. Following a post as District Medical Officer in the Caribbean, he returned to the UK to train in public health medicine. Appointed NHS Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Peterborough Primary Care Trust in 2005, Mark has considerable experience in the NHS. His special interests include healthcare public health, evaluation of diagnostic tests and the commissioning of clinical genetics services.

He has been a standing member of the Diagnostics Advisory Committee (DAC) of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2010-2022) and the Chair of the DAC (2017-2022). Mark has also held the following appointments; public health advisor to the NHS UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN) (2006-2018), member of the Council of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Board of the Faculty of Public Health (2017-2021). He has also been a member of a number of national and international working groups and committees working in the field of genomics.

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