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Members


Members of the Board: Short Biographies

The Board is accountable for the work of the UKPHR. A Board has been established by the Tripartite Group through a process of nomination. Its membership consists of:

- An independent chair

- One nominee from each of the Multidisciplinary Public Health Forum, the Royal Society for Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health

- One representative from each of the following five regulatory bodies: Chartered Institute for Environmental Health, General Dental Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, General Medical Council

- Observers from the four UK Health Departments

- A co-opted member to represent specialist trainees, a co-opted member to represent heath protection and a co-opted member to represent health promotion

- As Company secretary the Chief Executive of the Faculty of Public Health is an ex officio member

- Two lay members

Membership of the Board will be kept under review and may be expanded to include additional lay members and co-opted members. The following paragraphs give summary profiles of each of the current Board Members.

 

 

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Peter Farley, Chair of the Board

Peter has been journeying along the broad path of public health for more than thirty years after an early career in education. Landmarks along the way have included directing national curriculum development projects in personal, social and health education at Southampton University; a spell in the NHS as a District Health Promotion Adviser and senior posts at the former Health Promotion Authority for Wales where his responsibilities included education, training, programmes and services in a variety of settings and international development. More recently, Peter held several senior posts within the Welsh Assembly Government, including responsibilities for health protection and public health development, in which role he was an early champion of the Register and an observer member of the Board.

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Lillian Somervaille, Vice-Chair of the Board

Nominated by the Multidisciplinary Public Health Forum
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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Ben Anderson


Representative for Specialist Trainees in Public Health
Ben is an Specialist Trainee in Public Health in the Yorkshire and Humber Region, and has a background in Health Promotion and Service Development. His main interestes are Health Inequalities and Health Behaviours. He is currently on placement with the Health Inequalites National Support Team, and from 1st October will be taking up an Honourary Lecturer in Public Health post at the University of Sheffield in the School of Health and Related Research. Ben is the Chair of the Faculty of Public Health's Trainee Members Committee.

 

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Naresh Chada

Observer, Northern Ireland Health Department
Dr Naresh Chada was appointed to the post of Senior Medical Officer with the Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland in Autumn 2001. He has responsibility for advising on a wide range of issues which include public health development, health promotion, nutrition and tobacco policy. Prior to this, he was Consultant Public Health Physician to Southern Derbyshire Health Authority where he was responsible for a variety of areas including, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Gabe Docherty

Nominated to represent the Health Promotion discipline
Gabe successfully gained registration as a General Specialist in March 2008 and joined the Board in January 2009.
He has worked in Health Promotion since 1985 and in that time has gained an MPH from the University of Glasgow and an MSc from the University of St Andrews.
He currently leads the Health Promotion effort in NHS Lanarkshire. He has special interests in physical activity and workplace health and has been involved in a range of national initiatives.

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Fiona Harris

Fiona Harris is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and is the Faculty’s nominee to the Charity, PharmacyHealthLink.
Currently Fiona is a Joint appointed Consultant in Public Health to Sutton and Merton PCT and the London Borough of Sutton leading on health inequalities and Public Health Intelligence (including developing the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment). Previously Fiona was the Chief Pharmacist and Associate Director of Public Health at Guildford and Waverley PCT and has been on the generalist register since 2006.

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Jeremy Hawker

Co-opted to represent health protection
Dr Jeremy Hawker is Deputy Director of the Local and Regional Services Division of the health Protection Agency. He originally trained in Public Health Medicine then working as a Consultant, and as a Consultant in Communicable Disease control in Birmingham and then Regional Epidemiologist in the West Midlands. His interests are training, effective practice and health inequalities. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and author of The Communicable Disease Handbook.

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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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Hilde Rapp

Lay member
Hilde is an experienced psychotherapist, supervisor and consultant who has campaigned for public health aware, competence and evidence based practice in mental health for as long as she can remember. She was actively involved in the implementation of the National Service Framework for Mental Health with a strong focus on health promotion and community participation. She has been working in the field of competence based qualifications development, continuing professional development, regulation, course accreditation, training standards development, good communication and voluntary registration for over ten years. She continues to be involved in a broad range of activities aimed at improving health, wellbeing and good governance.

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Paul Robinson

Nominated by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Paul is Director of Education and Professional Standards at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. He is an Environmental Health Officer and was a member of the steering group that advised on the development of the portfolio route to registration on the Voluntary Register.

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Paul Scourfield

Ex officio member (Director, UKPHR Company)
Paul came to public health from a generic NHS background in senior management, and worked as a public health specialist in both North West Anglia and Coventry Health Authorities. For the last 6 years, he has been operating in the role of Chief Executive of the Faculty of Public Health, and has been an active member of the Tripartite Steering Group.

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Fiona Sim

Ex officio member (Director, UKPHR company)
Fiona is a very experienced public health specialist, a former Director of Public Health, Trust Medical Director and Training Programme Director. Until February 2004, she was head of public health development at the Department of Health (England) and responsible in that role for ensuring the establishment of the Voluntary Register in 2003. She is a longstanding member of Council of RIPH and joint editor of the Royal Institute's journal Public Health.

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Jonathan Sexton

Dr Jonathan Sexton is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and is the Faculty of Public Health’s nominee to the Medical Royal Colleges Academy Health Inequalities Forum.
Currently Jonathan is Assistant Director and Consultant with NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent, responsible for the 275,000 people in Canterbury and Swale, also leading for the PCT on health inequalities and children’s public health. Previously Director of Public Health for Canterbury and Coastal PCT, he is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent and holds an Honorary Lectureship in Public Health at Canterbury Christ Church University. Jonathan has recently given two papers at the National Conference of the UK Public Health Association.

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Suzanne Odams

Sue is currently in her second year as a Speciality Registrar in Public Health. Her background is nursing, where she has worked as a district nurse, an emergency department nurse and an emergency planner. Her public health interests include international public health and health protection, and upon finishing training she would like to work in the area of disrupted healthcare systems. She currently works for NHS Suffolk PCT, and recent assignments have included a maternity health needs assessment for vulnerable groups and discovering how the southern hemisphere is coping with swine flu.

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David Pruce

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Neil Roberts

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Alison Wall

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David Williams

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Steve George

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Judy Jones

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Amanda Little

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