Councillor Professor Barrie Margetts

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Party: Labour

Ward: Coxford

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Surgery details

Prof. Councillor Barrie Margetts holds a surgery every fourth Saturday of the month at Lordshill Library from 10.30am - 12.30pm no appointment necessary

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
c/o Member Services
Civic Centre
SO14 7LY

Bus. phone:  023 8032 2931


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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 03/05/2019 - 04/05/2023

Additional Information

I was born in Perth, Western Australia, and moved to Southampton in 1985 to work for the Medical Research Council.  I am now retired, but have an Emeritus Professorship in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton; from 1996 to 2015 I was a visiting Professor at the North West University in South Africa.


I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. I was Founding president of The World Public Health Nutrition Association.


At a local level, I established Labour Grassroots, a community organisation designed to help support people in their own homes. In the past I have sat on many local and national nutrition and health steering committees. Based on our own research we established with the Southampton City Council a ‘Breaking the Cycle Project’ aimed at improving nutrition and health in South Asian women in the city. This won a regional prize for excellence.