New IHPE Trustee: Susan Thompson MPH, PGCHE, MIHPE, RGN

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We welcome Sue Thompson to our Board of Trustees.

Sue has worked in public health and health promotion for 25 years and is currently Course Director for the graduate entry Masters of Science in Nursing pre-registration programme at the University of Nottingham an leads on the public health and health promotion aspects of the curriculum.

She has a Masters in Public Health, is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and acts as external examiner and advisor for two Masters level Public Health programmes. She has published widely and delivered international conference presentations and workshops on public health and health promotion and acts as a peer reviewer for three public health journals.

In 2014 she published via Routledge The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion   which serves as a key text for those of any discipline working within public health and health promotion. In 2012 she won the prestigious Lord Dearing Award for excellence in teaching and learning.

Sue has worked in the field of public health for over 25 years within nursing, health promotion and academia. As a health promotion specialist within a deprived area of Nottingham City for 13 years, she had the strategic role to address health inequalities by working in partnership with local neighbourhood groups, primary health care teams, and local service providers to identify and respond creatively to the health needs of the local population. During this period she led successful bids and set up two Healthy Living Centres to improve local access to multi disciplinary services.

She has delivered 1-1 and group advice sessions for the public on a range of health issues as well as developing and delivering courses for health and social care professionals working within public health.

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