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> 




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

Mike Oliver, registered Health Psychologist, BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), Msc, DHealthPsy, CPsyschol, 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>



Tim Theaker Dip H E  MIHPE
Tim 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.


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Michael Craig Watson, BSc(Hons), PGCE, MA(Ed), MPH, PhD, MIHPE

Michael is an independent public health consultant. 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>



Stephen Palmer PhD FIHPE (Hon)

Stephen Palmer is Founder Director of the Centre for Stress Management, established in 1987.  Stephen’s other current roles include being Professor of Practice at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Adjunct Professor ar Aalborg University, Denmark.  Read more>




Robin Lansman

Robin is the Principal and Clinical Director of his community bodybackup healthcare osteopathy practice, and he is passionate about promoting the benefits of Osteopathic care to employers, the medical profession and the public, always ensuring that patient safety and best outcomes are paramount. Robin has been practicing for over 30 years and his professional life has involved him in many roles, from teaching undergraduates to coaching HCP’s inter-professionally as well as professional leadership.  Read more>




Honorary Secretary

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>



Honorary Treasurer



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>



Co-Editors of the Journal



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>



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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>


Newsletter Editor        


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>