In Conversation With…
Our In Conversation With… podcasts covers a range of significant issues facing public health across the world.
Key thought leaders and influencers share their views and experience on the leadership role played by the public health community, the strategies that support this leadership role, and how individual professionals working in the health service can play their part.
In Conversation With...Dame Carol Black and Dr Steve Boorman
In this podcast, we bring together Dame Carol Black and Dr Steve Boorman, to discuss wellbeing in the workplace. Sickness in the workplace is thought to cost the UK economy £100 billion a year - the dilemma is how to reduce this cost by improving employees’ health.
Dame Carol Black has been the UK’s National Director for Health and Work, and co-authored the report Health at work - an independent review of sickness absence which introduced the concept of ‘fit notes’ to replace sick notes.
Dr Steve Boorman led the review of NHS workforce health and wellbeing in 2009. He has been Chief Medical Officer and Director of Health and Safety at Royal Mail, and is currently Abermed’s Medical Director for UK Occupational Health Services.
In Conversation With...Dr Patrick Geoghegan
Dr Patrick Geoghegan is chief executive of the South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust – one of the most successful healthcare trusts in the UK - and in 2010, he was named NHS leader of the year.
In this podcast, he discusses the major problems facing us in relation to mental health, both nationally and internationally, and how government policies impact on mental health provision.
In Conversation With...Professor Susan Michie
Professor Susan Michie is an expert in behaviour change and leads the Health Psychology Research Group at University College London. She is also co-director of the UK’s National Health Service’s Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training. Her research focuses on understanding the theory of behaviour change in relation to health, and how to develop more effective interventions.
Professor Michie is discussing Behaviour Change, and how 'Western' lifestyles are storing up long term problems for the general population. With illustrations from the UK and around the world, Professor Michie discusses the huge economic cost of ill health, and the circumstances required to support people in making change to their lifestyles.
In Conversation With...Professor Sir Michael Marmot
Sir Michael Marmot is Professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London, and has recently been confirmed as Director of its newly established Institute of Health Equity. He is the author of the influential report into health inequalities, Fair Society, Healthy Lives, published in 2010.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who discusses how taking a health-centred approach to policy results in a fairer society, illustrated with examples from across the world.
In Conversation With...Professor Richard Parish
In this podcast, Professor Richard Parish, ex-Chief Executive of RSPH outlines the challenges facing everyone working in public health, both here in the UK and internationally, and the best long term strategies for tackling them.
RSPH is very grateful to the Philipp Family Foundation, whose support has made this programme possible.