Lord Hunt of Kings Heath was Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change until the recent change of government. He was also Deputy Leader of the House of Lords.
He also served as a Minister in the Department of Health, Department of Work and Pensions, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Ministry of Justice. Lord Hunt was also Health Minister on two occasions.
He is currently Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords.
He is a previous chief executive of the NHS Confederation and a co-Chair of the Association for Public Health.
Richard has held senior academic appointments in York and Sheffield, and has been a Chief Executive in the NHS. Currently he holds Honorary Professorial positions at a number of universities and is a board member for the International Union for Health Promotion and Education. He is a regular advisor to the international agencies, including the World Health Organisation.
Baroness Cumberlege was appointed a Health Minister in 1992 and worked in this role until 1997, when she acted as Opposition Spokesperson for Health. A former health authority Chair, Baroness Cumberlege is Chair of the Association of Medical Research Charities. The author of several national reports on health matters, she championed the introduction of nurse prescribing.
Baroness Massey of Darwen was the Director of the Family Planning Association from 1989 to 1994 and was made a Life Peer in 1999. Prior to that, she held senior positions at the Health Education Authority. She is currently Chair of the National Treatment Agency and a member of the Board of UNICEF.
Dr Fiona Sim is Medical Director for the NHS Cluster in Bedfordshire and Luton,and a part-time GP. As coordinator of the London Public Health Network (2006-10) she led the development of CHALK. Her main professional and research interest is in building capacity and capability across all sectors, in order to deliver better health and to reduce health inequalities. Fiona is Chair-designate of the Royal Society for Public Health and joint Editor of the international peer reviewed journal Public Health. Fiona is Board Member, UK Voluntary Register for PH Specialists and has honorary academic appointments at University College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and isVisiting Professor at University of Bedfordshire. She is a quality assurance visitor for medical education and a Fitness to Practice panellist for the UK General Medical Council. In addition to previous NHS posts as director of public health and Trust medical director, she was formerly associate Postgraduate Dean for London and Head of Public Health Development at the Department of Health.
Nigel’s current position is Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation from June 1997.
His previous work included practicing dentistry in Birmingham and Midlands from 1975 to 1997 and became Principal of a training company delivering training to dental nurses and dental technicians from 1983 to date. Nigel has gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery University of Birmingham 1975, Licentiate in Dental Surgery of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1975.
Nigel has had considerable media exposure. He has been an experienced broadcaster for over 20 years with multiple radio and television appearances and has had media training with Peter Sissons and others. Nigel has appeared on around 75 local and national radio broadcasts per year, Radio 5 live, BBC World Service, Radio 4 etc. and TV experience with Central TV, Meridian, BBC1, TV am, GMTV.
He is a resident dentist for Anne and Nick magazine show at Pebble Mill for BBC.
Carol Wallace is Principal Lecturer in Food Safety [RSPH offer a wide range of courses and qualifications in food safety] Management at the University of Central Lancashire, where she leads the highly successful MSc in Food Safety [RSPH offer a wide range of courses and qualifications in food safety] Management by eLearning. Carol’s background is in microbiology and food safety [RSPH offer a wide range of course and qualifications in food safety]. Her career spans nearly 25 years in the food industry; in food manufacturing, retailing, consultancy, and academia. She is Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, the Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Higher Education Academy, and is a Chartered Scientist and world authority on the HACCP system of food safety [RSPH offer a wide range of course and qualifications in food safety] management.
Carol’s key research interests include effectiveness of systems delivering food safety [RSPH offer a wide range of course and qualifications in food safety] from farm to fork and potential
transferability of structured, preventative systems used for food safety [RSPH offer a wide range of course and qualifications in food safety] management to other areas of patient safety.
She is keen to emphasis the food professional’s perspective on food issues as part of the multidisciplinary approach to protecting and promoting public health.
Dr Heather Hartwell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Services Management at Bournemouth University, specialising in the subjects of nutrition and food safety [RSPH offer a wide range of course and qualifications in food safety]. She is a registered nutritionist, Member of the Nutrition Society, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Heather is also the Honorary Editor of the RSPH’s members' journal.
Heather was appointed Chief External Examiner for CIEH in 2007, and her current research interest is in hospital food service.
Dr James Gibson, has been an independent consultant since 1986 providing advice and training in safety and hygiene and CDM Co-ordinator services. He previously worked for a pest control company as technical manager. He is the lead auditor for the SAI Global Health and Safety Standard and a registered provider of accredited health and safety, food hygiene and HACCP training. His particular expertise is in assisting organisations to implement health and safety and food safety [RSPH offer a wide range of course and qualifications in food safety] policies, crisis management and emergency planning, developing risk assessment strategies, assessing contractor competence and developing codes of practice. Retained consultancy clients include a range of food processing companies, education and training providers and legal practices.
Dr Jenny Lisle qualified in medicine at University College London Medical School, followed by an MSc at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and specialist qualifications [RSPH training and courses lead to qualifications!] with the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK.
MSc dissertation on ‘Inclination to use birth control among unmarried girls’. Worked in community health services
and in psychosexual medicine. Over ten years gained occupational health experience with several organisations, then established JRHA, Joint Research and Health Advisers in 1985, specialising in the health and wellbeing of people at work. Consultancy work and research projects were carried out for clients in the public and private sectors, for small firms, multinational corporations and trade unions. Particular interests were mental health of people at work, health promotion and counselling.
Participation in many working groups: as leader for FPH on ‘Health Promotion in the Workplace’; member of a joint
Faculties group (FOM &FPH) producing ‘Creating a Healthy Workplace’ 2006.
Present Post (since 1997): Consultant Occupational and Public Health Physician, Bristol Royal Infirmary, and Director, Centre for Health in Employment and the Environment, Bristol Royal Infirmary. Qualifications [RSPH training and courses lead to qualifications]: MBChB (Otago), FRCP, FFOM, FFPH, FAFPHM, MSc(MedSc), DCH, DPH. Education & Training: Undergraduate training in NZ, his home country; Dual nationality; All postgraduate training in the UK. Consultant Senior Lecturer in Occupational Medicine & Public Health Medicine, University of Bristol, 1986-1996. Started and co-Directed at request of the WHO, Centre for Environmental Health Promotion and Ecology, University of Bristol 1989-96.
Research and teaching interests: environmental epidemiology, physical pollutants and effects on health, arts, health and well-being [q.v. www.artsaccessinternational.org], human settlement needs for sustainable development, cultural and social capital growth. Principal Board, Council and Committees served: RIPH Council; Board of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM); Ethics Committee, FOM; Fellowship Committee, FOM; Communications Committee, FOM; FPHM-FOM Liaison Committee for Environmental Health; Liaison Person in the UK, NZ College of Community Medicine; Nuffield Trust Steering Group for Arts and Health; Society of Occupational Medicine Editorial Panel; WHO Adviser, Target 24, HFA Programme, Tourist Health & Travel Medicine, & for Environment & Well-being.
Phillip Woodward retired in 2012 from his role of Chief Executive with Fylde Borough Council, a position he had held since 2006. In February 2012 he was appointed Chair of the NICE Local Government Reference Group.
Phillip trained as an Environmental Health Officer and has substantial experience of multi-disciplinary working with communities in different parts of the country at various management levels from resolving everyday ‘life of grime’ issues in local communities to working on the sub-regional procurement of major waste management services.
Phillip has been a Fellow of RSPH since 1985. He is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Chartered Institute of Waste Management
During his local government career he specialised in environmental protection and housing issues. As Director of Environmental Services he has taken a lead role on developing community safety strategies, establishing District Level Children’s Trusts and Joint Local Authority Enterprise Companies.
During his six years as Chief Executive he held the role of Chair of the Lancashire Drug and Alcohol Action Partnership and represented District Council’s on the North West NHS Transition Oversight Group.
Sheena Asthana is Professor of Health Policy at the University of Plymouth. Her research interests include resource allocation; health care equity; health inequalities and evidence based public health; and community-based strategies for health development (international and national). She is the co-author of What Works in Tackling Health Inequalities? Pathways, Policy and Practice through the Lifecourse (Policy Press, 2006) and recently directed the team that set national indicative practice budgets for mental health commissioning.
Sheena served as a board member of the Countryside Agency and is currently a Commissioner on the Commission for Rural Communities. Other current appointments include Trustee, Plymouth Age Concern; Member, Commissioning Panel, Policy Research Programme (Department of Health); and Member, Community Organisers Expert Reference Group (Cabinet Office).