Sylvia Tilford, BSc, MA, PGCE, PGDip HE, MIHPE, FRSPH
Sylvia spent a large part of her 35 year health promotion career at what is now Leeds Beckett University where she led the postgraduate and other health promotion courses, undertook a variety of national and international activities and consultancies and set up the Centre for Health Promotion Research. Read more>
Honorary Vice Presidents (click here to view)
Helena Conibear, BA (Hons), MIHPE
Helena is CEO and Founder of The Alcohol Education Trust.
Following a long career specialising in alcohol, health and responsible drinking, Helena with a group of likeminded specialists in alcohol, PSHE and education founded the Alcohol Education Trust in 2009 (established as a charity in 2010). Read more>
Anne Coufopoulos, PhD; BA(Hons), RD, MIHPE
Anne is currently Associate Dean (Enterprise & Commercial) at Coventry University, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences.
Prior to this Anne has been employed in a number of academic and research roles across the course of her career in Nutrition and Public Health. Anne is also a Registered Dietitian and an accredited workplace Dietitian with the British Dietetic Association. Read more>
Charlotte Jeavons, MPH, BSc, PG Cert, RDN, HEA, MIHPE
Charlotte is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, where she manages the BSc (Hons) Public Health programme. Charlotte has held voluntary positions on several dental & public health committees and was previously the Chair of the NOHPG. Currently she holds the position of ‘Auditor’ with the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry. Read more>
Mike Oliver, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS, MIHPE
Mike is a Senior Health Improvement Specialist working in the Public Health Directorate at Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Mike spent nearly 25 years in business, of which 9 were spent running his own company, specialising in organisational change and creative thinking. He has changed career as a result of being inspired by completing a degree in psychology with the Open University. Read more>
Patricia Owen, Cert Ed (FE), BSc, MPH, PhD, RN, RSCPHN (HV), RNT, MIHPE
Patricia is Director of Undergraduate Programmes in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele University and has responsibility for all pre-registration nursing programmes. Her clinical background was in elderly care and health visiting, but for the past 20 odd years she has been a teacher and facilitator of students’ learning about health and health promotion, in both the East and West Midlands. Read more>
Tim Theaker Dip H E MIHPETim has worked in health education, health promotion and public health for over 40 years, including managing a range of health promotion and public health services at a local, countywide and regional level.He has had a particular interest in The Settings Based Approach to health Promotion and in the prevention of coronary heart disease.
Michael Craig Watson, BSc(Hons), PGCE, MA(Ed), MPH, PhD, MIHPE
Michael is Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Nottingham. He was originally a teacher before moving into the NHS where he worked mainly as a Director of Health Promotion for different health authorities. The Director post involved: managing a department, initiating and leading multi-agency groups, and carrying out and advising on research and evaluation. Read more>
Susan Thompson, MPH, PGCHE, RGN, MIHPE, FHEA
Sue has worked in the field of health promotion and public health for over 25 years, within nursing, health promotion and academia. She is employed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham where she is Course Lead for the MSc Graduate Entry Nursing Programme. Read more>
Sylvia Cheater, MBE, MSc, Cert.Mgmt (HSC) (Open), MIHPE
Sylvia Cheater is a Lay Member (Audit) for a Clinical Commissioning Group and also works as an Independent Public Health Advisor. Previous posts include Regional Food and Nutrition Lead (Department of Health NW) and a range of health promotion and public health roles in primary care and in the voluntary sector. Read more>
Co-Editors of the Journal
Ruth Cross, PhD, MSc, PGCHE, BSc (Hons), FHEA, FRSPH, MIHPE, MSOPHE, MUIHPE, MBPS
Ruth is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. She teaches health promotion, health communication and research methods. Her research interests include research with vulnerable young women, participatory approaches, pedagogical innovation and the evaluation of health promotion interventions within UK practice settings. She is the Course Leader for the MSc Public Health Promotion programmes in Zambia and Ghana. Read more>
Mark Forshaw, BSc (Hons), PhD, C.Psychol, C.Sci, FBPsS, FIHPE
Mark is Subject Leader in Health & Applied Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. He is Chair of the BPS Membership & Standards Board, a BPS Trustee, and a Chartered Psychologist, Registered Psychologist, Health Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, a Registered EuroPsy Psychologist, a Fellow of the BPS and a Fellow of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education.
Mark is the Immediate Past President of the IHPE. Read more>