IHPE Board of Trustees

Sylvia Cheater MBE - President

Sylvia Cheater MBE - President

MSc, Cert. Mgmt (HSC) (Open), MIHPE

Sylvia Cheater has worked in the NHS, for the Department of Health and in the third sector.   Nationally she has contributed to policy development with a focus on children and families, school food and food and nutrition in early years.  Since leaving the Department of Health Sylvia has worked as an independent consultant.  She is a member of the Governing Body of Wirral NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and was a trustee of HENRY ‘better start brighter future’ from 2010 until October 2019.  She was awarded an MBE in 2016 for her voluntary work with women and communities in Cheshire.

Susan Thompson - Honorary Secretary

Susan Thompson - Honorary Secretary

RGN, MPH, PGCHE, FHEA, MIHPE

Sue has worked in the field of health promotion and public health for 30 years, within nursing, health promotion and academia. In her role as Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham she is currently developing a new BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion.

She is the author of ‘The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion’ and has published a range of articles, delivered international conference papers and workshops. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has acted as an advisor on a range of Masters Public Health programmes. She is a recipient of the Lord Dearing Award for excellence in teaching and learning.

Prof. Patricia Owen - Honorary Treasurer

Prof. Patricia Owen - Honorary Treasurer

PhD, MPH, BSc, Cert Ed (FE), RN, RSCPHN (HV), RNT, MIPHE

Patricia has a career in nursing and healthcare education spanning over 35 years which has included a clinical career centred on older people’s nursing, health visiting and the public health aspect of health care and an education career in a range of roles in several UK higher education institutions including Wolverhampton University, Derby & York Universities, The Open University. Currently Professor of Nursing and Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele University, Patricia has current research interests around transitions in nursing. She has a special interest in the education of graduate entry nurses and supports the Graduate Entry Nursing International Network in her role as chair and co-lead for research.

Sylvia Tilford - Vice President & Newsletter Editor

Sylvia Tilford - Vice President & Newsletter Editor

Sylvia worked at Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Met University) for over 30 years and was subsequently a Visiting Professor at several Universities. At Leeds she was course leader for the MSc Health Promotion course and extensively involved in the curriculum development of health promotion in both schools and higher education, nationally and internationally.

In later years at Leeds she initiated and led the Centre for Health Promotion Research. Her publications have included co-authored books on health promotion theory and practice. Current research interests include mental health and the history of health promotion.

Dr Michelle Baybutt

Dr Michelle Baybutt

Editor, IJHPE

Michelle is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Sustainable Health and Justice, Prisons Programme Lead in, and Co-director of, the Healthy and Sustainable Settings Unit at the University of Central Lancashire in North West England. Michelle has an extensive health promotion background working with people in prison and disadvantaged vulnerable groups in the wider community. She has qualitative expertise in carrying out methodologically complex and innovative research and consultancy in settings-based health promotion; has a specific interest in the connections between nature, health and wellbeing; and is module leader for Healthy and Sustainable Settings: Theory, Policy and Practice.

Anne Coufopoulos

Anne Coufopoulos

PhD, BA (Hons), RD, MIHPE

Dr Anne Coufopoulos is Associate Dean (Enterprise & Innovation) in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University and is a Registered Dietitian.

Previously Anne was Head of Applied Health and Social Care at Edge Hill University. Externally Anne is also a Trustee of the charity HENRY which supports the whole family to make positive lifestyle changes to ensure babies and young children get the best start in life. She has worked extensively with vulnerable groups of society during her 20-year career as an academic and health professional and is committed to improving their health and well-being.

Charlotte Jeavons

Charlotte Jeavons

MPH, BSc, PGCert, RDN, SFHEA, MIHPE

Charlotte has worked in clinical environment before moving into dental public health. Currently Charlotte leads the public health team at the University of Greenwich.

She is also an Assessor with the UKPHR. Additionally, Charlotte has held voluntary positions on several dental & public health committees and was previously the Chair of the NOHPG. She is currently an elected Council member of IHPE and BASCD.  She gained a Master’s degree in public health with Distinction in 2011 and is due to complete her PhD which focuses on medical and public health ethics as applied to Dentistry in Spring 2020.

Robin Lansman

Robin Lansman

D.O. BSO London 1988 AHP

Robin Lansman is Principal and Clinical Director of his community BodyBack-Up healthcare osteopathy practices. He is passionate about interprofessional collaboration and is founder of COGUK. His teaching at undergraduate and post graduate level ranges from clinical to health leadership skills.

He coaches student HCPs for the Council of Dean’s of Health 150 leaders inter-professional programme. Robin writes regularly for the national and medical press, and has spoken on BBC radio and television. He is a Past President and Press and media spokesperson for his professional association and now an expert AHP advisor to Public Health England on MSK.

Mike Oliver

Mike Oliver

BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc, DHealthPsy, CPsychol, MIHPE

Mike is a registered Health Psychologist, working as a Public Health Programme manager at Stoke-on-Trent City Council.  Prior to this, Mike spent nearly 25 years in the private sector, of which 9 were spent running his own company, specialising in organisational change and creative thinking.  He is particularly interested in population level behaviour change and the social determinants of health.  His work in Stoke-on-Trent sees him working to embed “health in all policies” and he has particular areas of expertise in workplace health and health literacy and. He is a steering group member of Health Literacy UK and sits on the NHS England Health Literacy Collaborative.

Stephen Palmer

Stephen Palmer

PhD, FIHPE (Hon)

Stephen is Professor of Practice at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research, UWTSD, and Adjunct Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is Founder Director of the Centre for Stress Management.

Stephen is a former President of the Institute for Health Promotion and Education (IHPE) and currently an Honorary Vice President. In 2001 he was awarded Fellowship of the IHPE for his ‘Outstanding contribution to the theory and practice of health promotion and education.’  Stephen has been Editor and now Consulting Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education

Tim Theaker

Tim Theaker

Dip H E, MIHPE

 Tim began his career in health education and health promotion in Environmental Health, he has subsequently worked at a local, countywide and regional level, managing teams of staff and is responsible for implementing and evaluating public health programmes, addressing inequalities and the broader determinants of health. Commissioning and performance managing public health and health improvement programmes and monitoring and evaluating their outcomes. He has managed a range of public health provider services including sexual health services & primary care services for the homeless. Particular interests include the prevention of coronary heart disease & the Settings Approach to Health Promotion.

Angela Towers

Angela Towers

BSc(Hons) MA, MIHPE

Angela has enjoyed a varied career focussing on healthier, fairer, sustainable and accessible food system, from academic, operational and policy development perspectives.  She held lecturing roles at Liverpool John Moores University, in their department of Public Health, and at the University of Central Lancashire.

Operationally, Angela led the North West Food and Health Task Force and had a strategic role in the roll out of the national 5 A DAY programme.

Most recently she worked for the Food Standards Agency where she led on a number of policy development and delivery activities, most recently the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Michael Craig Watson

Michael Craig Watson

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA(Ed), MPH, PhD, MIHPE

Michael is an independent public health consultant. In the NHS he worked mainly as a Director of Health Promotion for different health authorities. Director posts involved: managing a department, initiating and leading multi-agency groups, and initiating and advising on research and evaluation.

 At the University of Nottingham he was involved in injury research for 19 years. He was a temporary adviser for the WHO and has also provided advice at national and local levels. He has been involved in research in different countries including: England; Iran; Malawi; Palestine; and Uganda. He is a regular contributor to debates in the BMJ.

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