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Assessors


George Morris, Chair of the Registration Panel

George is Consultant in Environmental Health with the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health and Visiting Professor in Environmental Health at the University of Strathclyde. Beginning his career in local government, he subsequently spent 11 years in academia before joining the NHS in 1994. George has published widely with a particular focus on his primary research interest of indoor air quality and health. He was awarded a PhD in 2000, and has extensive experience as a teacher and examiner.

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Brendan Yates, Vice-Chair of the Registration Panel

Brendan is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine with 16 years experience working within the NHS and Department of Health at both regional and national levels. He has a long-standing commitment to public health training and supporting the development of both capacity and capability of the public health workforce. He is an educational supervisor for the South West public health training scheme and an Article 14 assessor for the Faculty of Public Health. He has been involved with the UK Public Health register from its inception, first as an assessor and more recently as a Vice Chair of the Registration Panel.

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Jenny Griffiths, Vice-Chair of the Registration Panel

Jenny works independently in both executive and non-executive roles. She is a Non-Executive Director of NICE. She works with the Royal Society for Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health. She has led the Shaping the Future programme for specialised health promotion for some years. She has been involved with the UK Public Health Register since its inception, and is currently Vice-Chair of the Registration Panel with responsibility for quality assurance. She works on climate change and health, co-ordinating with two colleagues the Health and Sustainable Development Network. In Surrey, where she lives, she is Chair of Headway Surrey, a Trustee for the High Sheriff Youth Awards and works on environmental issues. She had a lengthy earlier career in NHS management, including 12 years as a Chief Executive.

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Alyson Learmonth

Alyson Learmonth is currently Locality Director of Public Health for Gateshead PCT, part of the South of Tyne Public Health Network. She is also Chair of the Specialty Training Committee, and a Board member of SustaiNE. She was accepted onto the UKVRPHS in April 2006.

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Amy Nicholas

Amy currently works on strategic relationships with stakeholders in the Department of Health. She has led in various roles within central government, including multidisciplinary public health capacity development, constitutional affairs, implementation of health and social care policies affecting older people and children and young people's health policy. Amy has extensive experience in the NHS, both within public health, general management and nursing.

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Ann Hoskins

Ann is a Deputy Regional Director of Public Health at NHS Northwest, and has held director posts in several health authorities. She has over 15 years experience working in the NHS and 10 years experience working in public health in developing countries. She has a long-standing commitment to public health training and supporting the development of both capacity and capability of the public health workforce, through her role as a public health trainer, lead for PH capacity development in the SHA and input into establishing the multidisciplinary specialist public health training scheme in the North West. She is a member of the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee NICE.

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Brendan Mason

Brendan was employed as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine/Consultant in Communicable Disease Control by Lechyd Morgannwg Health from 1996 to 2002, since when he has been a Consultant Epidemiologist at the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (Wales). He is involved in multidisciplinary public health training as a senior clinical tutor and an honorary senior lecturer, and is the programme manager of the specialist public health training programme.

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Carl Petrokofsky

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Cerilan Rogers

 

Cerilan is National Director of the National Public Health Service for Wales, which provides specialist public health services, including health protection, health improvement, health and social care quality and health intelligence. She plays a lead role in the strategic development of public health and in forging partnerships with, and influencing, all agencies to ensure the widest participation in protecting and improving health in Wales. Since June 2007, she has also been the Interim Chief Executive of the Wales Centre for Health which contributes to improving the health and well being by making information available, supporting the training and development of the public health workforce, and enhancing the link between public health policy, research and practice. Until 2003, Cerilan was Director of Screening Services, with responsibility for the all-Wales breast, cervical and newborn hearing screening programmes. Before starting her career in public health in 1991, she was a general practitioner.

 

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Edmund Waterhouse

 

Edmund Waterhouse is a consultant specialising in public policy. He is currently working for HM Treasury’s operational efficiency unit on proposals for improving the efficient use of land and buildings across the public sector. Previously he was manager of the independent review of NHS pathology services. Other clients include the Dept of Health, DEFRA, Edelman Ltd, Middlesex University the Healthcare Commission and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. As acting Head of Public Health Division in the Dept of Health, Edmund was responsible for the production and implementation of the 1999 Public Health White Paper “Saving lives”.

 

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Elaine Garman

Elaine is a Public Health Consultant/Specialist with NHS Highland. She leads on coronary heart disease within the public health department for the NHS Highland. In addition to this topic speciality she provides generic public health expertise and leads the public health team in Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership. As well as being a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Elaine is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. Previous posts have included Director of Nursing and Director of Clinical Development before pursuing a full-time public health role.

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Elaine Lynch-Farmery

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Ian Gray

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Jackie Landman

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Jacqueline Spiby

Jackie works for NHS London and one day a week for South East Regional Public Health Group. She was a Director Of Public Health in South London for ten years and has worked in Environmental Public Health. Her main areas of work at present are sustainability, public health development, addressing the obesity epidemic and leading the health and 2012 agenda.

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Jane Royle

Jane has a background in health promotion and public health and has worked in a range of specialist public health roles within the NHS, University and Local Authority settings. These have included regional roles for the South West and South East Regions and also for the Health Development Agency and NICE. Jane currently works for INVOLVE – promoting patient and public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research - which is one of the NHS National Institute for Health Research programmes.

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Jo Abbott

Jo Abbott is a Consultant in Public Health with NHS Rotherham. She comes from a Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting background but has worked in Public Health for the last 10 years. She was one of the first to obtain voluntary registration in the Yorkshire and Humber region via the portfolio route. Jos work areas include Cardiovascular Disease, Emergency Planning, Social Marketing and she is the R&D lead for the Trust. Jo also Chairs the South Yorkshire Ethics Committee and holds an Honorary Contract for Sheffield Hallam University as a visiting lecturer. Jo has recently taken up Chairing the Public Health Inequalities Specialist subgroup of the South Yorkshire CLRN. She has a keen interest in Public Health training and has completed the training the training course to supervise trainees within the department and is an accredited Specialist Portfolio assessor.

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John Lucy

John started his NHS career as a general nurse, and has worked in a range of specialist public health roles within the NHS and University settings over the last 15 years. He has been Director of Public Health for a primary care trust since 2002. He has been involved in public health workforce development for a number of years, and is a trainer on the PH Specialist training programme in the North West. He is currently Specialist Faculty Advisor for the NW.

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Katrina McCormick

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Lillian Somervaille

Lillian came into public health from a research background, having moved from the life sciences into the physical sciences and back again. Lillian is chair of the Multidisciplinary Public Health Forum, an active member of the Tripartite Group and a Director of the Public Health Register Company. She is also Programme Director for the West Midlands arm of the Public Health Leadership programme, a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Director of Training for their Education Committee.

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Linda Hillman

Linda has a dental background, with an earlier qualification in natural sciences. She is on the specialist register with the General Dental Council, as a specialist in dental public health, and has worked as a clinician for nine years, choosing to work among deprived or vulnerable populations, but in a range of settings including general practice, community services, hospital services and a voluntary agency overseas. From the beginning of her clinical training she was struck by the inequities within populations, systems and services, and that's what led her into public health. She believes that standards are crucial when one is providing advice on public resources, and hence to be able to register public health specialists from backgrounds other than medicine or dentistry is a big step forward, hence she feels privileged to be an assessor.

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Maggie Rae

Maggie has worked in public health for almost 25 years, and is currently Regional Associate Director of the Health Development Agency for the South West. Her early career was in community development and then health promotion. She has been both a Deputy and Acting Director of Public Health. She has extensive experience of partnership working, and has played an active role in developing education and training. She is also Director of Public Health Education and Training in the South West.

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Michael Catchpole

 

Michael is Deputy Director (Public Health) of the Centre for Infections of the Health Protection Agency, and honorary visiting professor at the Health Sciences Institute at City University in London. As well as his commitment to education and training, he has extensive experience of communicable disease surveillance, and has undertaken research particularly within the field of sexually transmitted infections.

 

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Rachel Flowers

After over 20 years in local government Rachel started work in the NHS in 2003. A public health activist, passionate about reducing health inequalities, Vice Chair of the UKPHA and Vice Chair of the Policy Development Board of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Rachel is one of the people who slogged their way onto the UKPH Register in the last few years and is currently a Consultant in Public Health at Newham PCT.

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Rachel Wells

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Robin Knill-Jones

Until recently Robin was Reader in Epidemiology (University of Glasgow) and Honorary Consultant in Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow. He has many years' experience in teaching multiprofessional groups in Public Health, and has had a commitment to training for 15 or more years, contributing to the development of the public health workforce in Scotland. He was chair of the Part A Membership Examination of the Faculty of Public Health until 2006, having served two periods as an examiner. Dr Knill-Jones is a Tribunal member for the Pension Appeals Tribunals ('War Pensions'), Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (CICAP), and also chairs Fitness to Practice hearings for the GMC.

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Roger Walker

Roger is a Consultant in Pharmaceutical Public Health within the National Public Health Service for Wales and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Cardiff University. He has extensive experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates and has an active research programme that focuses on public health pharmacy and pharmacoepidemiology. He is a fellow of both the Faculty of Public Health and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and an appointed member of the Commission on Human Medicines.

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Sandra Cairney

Sandra has sixteen years public health experience within the NHS, local government and as visiting lecturer on the MScPH/MPH at both Cardiff University and the University of West of England. She was the first person in Wales with a health promotion background to be admitted to the UK Public Health Register. Sandra is passionate about developing the public health workforce and was appointed as the first national Professional Lead for Health Promotion within the National Public Health Service for Wales. She has worked as a Locum Public Health Director in the South Wales valleys and subsequently in Anglesey and Gwynedd. After 29 years in Wales, Sandra returned to her roots as a Head of Planning and Health Improvement within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde where she continues to champion the development of the UK public health practitioner regulatory framework.

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Steve Brown

Jo Abbott is a Consultant in Public Health with NHS Rotherham. She comes from a Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting background but has worked in Public Health for the last 10 years. She was one of the first to obtain voluntary registration in the Yorkshire and Humber region via the portfolio route. Jos work areas include Cardiovascular Disease, Emergency Planning, Social Marketing and she is the R&D lead for the Trust. Jo also Chairs the South Yorkshire Ethics Committee and holds an Honorary Contract for Sheffield Hallam University as a visiting lecturer. Jo has recently taken up Chairing the Public Health Inequalities Specialist subgroup of the South Yorkshire CLRN. She has a keen interest in Public Health training and has completed the training the training course to supervise trainees within the department and is an accredited Specialist Portfolio assessor.

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Sue Lloyd

Sue had a 22 year career in the National Health Service with a specific focus on Public Health. Professional roles include Nutrition Adviser to the Wales Centre for Health and Head of Nutrition and Dietetic Services for Pontypridd and Rhondda NHS Trust. At a strategic level Sue was extensively involved in the delivery of Food and Wellbeing, a nutrition strategy for Wales. In particular she developed and launched the Nutrition Network for Wales. Since moving to London in 2006 Sue has run her own consultancy working extensively in Public Health with a focus on Nutrition. Clients include the School Food Trust, the Food Policy Unit City University, The Nutrition Society, and the British Dietetic Association.

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Viv Speller

Viv has worked in public health for over 25 years. She was Executive Director of Health Development at the Health Development Agency; Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion at the University of Southampton; and has held various senior positions at regional and district levels in England. Currently practising as an independent public health consultant, Viv's portfolio includes local, national and international work on effectiveness on health promotion and public health development. Currently she is co-ordinator of the SE Teaching Public Health Network and technical consultant for the International Union of Health Promotion and Education. .

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Wayne Harrison

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