National Accident Prevention Strategy launched, October  2018.

Strategy development was led by RoSPA, with contributions from organisations including: IHPE; FPH; and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. (Read more>)





Professor Keith Tones M.A. MSc. PhD. FFPH. FIHE.  (1937-2018)

– IHPE Council Member.

– Leading figure in health promotion, nationally and internationally.

– Taught many influential health promoters.

– Produced seminal articles and books on Health Education and Health Promotion.



Dr John Lloyd – has been awarded an Honorary Vice-President of the Institute, 2018 

photo of John Lloyd

While he was President John drew on his professional background to influence government and policy makers on PSHE and health promotion issues. Since stepping down from office he has continued to contribute substantially to IHPE.

(Photo left: Dr John Lloyd PhD., B.Ed., M.Ed., Cert Ed., FRSPH., FIHPE.)





Campaigning for increased funding for public health, July 2017.



For many years the Institute has argued for an increase in public health funding. Some of this work has been in the pages of the BMJ.

Examples of articles can be found here:




Conference – Promoting Health: Public Health’s Return to Local Authorities: 4 Years on. July 2017

The IHPE conference in Leeds covered a wide range of topics including: the role of the DPH; mental health; accident prevention and promoting healthy eating. The evaluations were excellent. The conference was chaired by Professor Sylvia Tilford (President of the IHPE).

Speakers included:

Gary Bickerstaffe  Health Improvement Specialist Public Health Bolton Council

Mary Dawson – HENRY Regional Manager (North)

Isabella Goldie – Director of Development and Delivery, Mental Health Foundation

Sheila Merrill – Public Health Advisor, RoSPA

Professor Jane South – Leeds Becket University and Public Health England.

Penny Spring – Director of Public Health, North Lincolnshire.

Two of the speakers: Sheila Merrill (left) and Isabella Goldie:










Three of the poster presentations:








Government’s intention to make relationships and sex education (RSE) statutory, March 2017.

The Institute and many other individuals and organisations have campaigned for this for some time. The Institute will continue to campaign for compulsory PSHE for all schools.



Sylvia Cheater (IHPE’s Treasurer) awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, 2016.

sylvia-cSylvia was awarded the MBE for services to Women and the community.

IHPE Annual General Meeting, 2015













New co-editors of the Institute’s journal, December 2015.

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Dr Ruth Cross (Leeds Beckett University) and Dr Mark Forshaw (Liverpool John Moores University).




Conference – Children and Young Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing October 2013

The IHPE hosted a very successful conference in London on children and young peoples’ health and wellbeing with an emphasis on tackling obesity. The conference was held on the afternoon the Institute’s AGM and was chaired by Dr John Lloyd (President of the IHPE).

Speakers included:

  • Dr Ann Hoskins – Director – Children, Young People and Families, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England
  • Fergus Crow Director of Partnerships, National Children’s Bureau
  • Joe Hayman Chief Executive, PSHE Association
  • Kim Roberts – Director, HENRY Health, Exercise, and Nutrition for the Really Young.

John & Anthea




Dr John Lloyd (President of IHPE) and Anthea de Barton-Watson at the conference







Queen’s Garden Party, Buckingham Palace, 6th June 2013

Members of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education received invitations from the Lord Chamberlain to attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 6 June to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Institute. Her Majesty was also celebrating her anniversary.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by other members of the Royal Family. Their guests included those who have contributed a large amount to their various organisations or society. Garden party invitations are sent out by the Lord Chamberlain’ s Office in the Lord Chamberlain’s name on behalf of The Queen.

Twelve members were invited to represent the Institute of Health Promotion and Education, these included Dr Caroline Hart (daughter of Frank Rowntree, the founder of the Institute), Dr Oliver Hart, Professor Stephen Palmer, (Former Editor of the IJHPE), Mrs Margaret Palmer, Mr Ron Rossington (former Treasurer), Mrs Pamela Eaton, Dr John Lloyd (President), Mrs Kathy Lewis (Honorary Secretary), Mrs Helen Draper (Membership Secretary), Miss Charlotte Jeavons (Council Member), Dr Michael Watson (Council Member) and Professor Chitta Chowdhury (Past Immediate President).


Queen  Pictured left to right:

Mrs Margaret Palmer,

Miss Charlotte Jeavons (Council Member),

Mrs Helen Draper (Membership Secretary),

Mrs Kathy Lewis (Honorary Secretary),

Mrs Pamela Eaton,

Dr Caroline Hart (daughter of Frank Rowntree, the founder of the Institute).



Queen1  Pictured left to right:

Dr Oliver Hart,

Dr John Lloyd (President),

Professor Stephen Palmer, (Former Editor of the IJHPE),

Dr Michael Watson (Council Member)

Mr Ron Rossington (former Treasurer).





International Journal of Health Promotion and Education – best paper award for 2012

The award was made to Megan Watson and Flora Douglas for their paper describing young people’s views on the environmental determinants of their mental well-being. Grounded in empowerment and feminist theory the participatory research study used photovoice with users of a youth project in a disadvantaged area of a Scottish city.






Megan is shown receiving her award at the AGM on October 9th 2013.








IHPE 50th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception, 30th October 2012

The Institute celebrated its 50th year anniversary this year at the Houses of Parliament. Rosie Cooper, MP and member of the Health Select Committee kindly offered to host an afternoon tea reception, which took place in the prestigious member’s dining room, situated overlooking the River Thames.

The celebration highlighted the success of the health promotion and education over the past 50 years. It focused on successful initiatives within health promotion and education and the future of health promotion to come.


Professor Mike Kelly Director of the Centre of Public Health Excellence, NICE










Dr Mike Rayner, Director of the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group









Professor Stephen Palmer, Emeritus Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education









Baroness Hayman and Professor Chitta Chowdhury









Chi Onwurah MP with Dr Vasan (council member)










Professor Chitta Chowdhury with Ian Mearns MP





International Journal of Health Promotion and Education – 2012

IHPE Journal




The Institute appoints Routledge as the new publishers.

The Journal is redesigned and now six editions are published each year.







Judi Linney (member of the International Advisory Board for the Institutes Journal) awarded an MBE, 2008.

She has been a nurse, midwife, health visitor and Director of Public Health.

Her MBE was for services to healthcare and her work as a DPH.

It also honours her work as president of the Twins and Multiple Births Association.


Fellow of Institute publishes “settings book” 1994.

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Leo Barics book describes the important change in emphasis from problems to settings. Barić, L (1994) Health promotion and health education in practice. Module 2, The organisational model. Altrincham: Barns Publications.


Buckingham Palace Garden Party – 1987



Outside Buckingham Palace after attendance at the Queens Garden Party in July 1987.

Pictured left to right:

Patricia Hobbs, HV Cert, MSc, PhD, MIHE (Vice Chairman)

Pat Davies (Administrative Secretary)

Frank St. D. Rowntree OBE, MSc, FRSH, MRIPH, MIPR, FIHE (One of the founders of the Institute)

Mary Corbridge (Past Chairman)

Helen McGuiness (Council Member)





OBE for services to health education 1986

Miss Patricia Joan Whitehead MBE MA MIHE

– Officer for Dental Health Education and Recruitment, General Dental Council.

– Editorial board member, Institute journal.



OBE for his services to public health 1986


Francis St. D. Rowntree 1928-1996, aka Frank Rowntree,

received an OBE in 1986 for his services to public health.

Frank was:

– President of the Institute.

– Chairman, National Home and Leisure Safety Committee, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).


Health Education Radio Broadcasts – Frank Rowntree 1970s (Stored in the Wellcome Library)


First Issue of the Journal 1963

Volume 1, 1963

See the first edition>


Thelma Bamford – a founder member

Thelma was a nurse, midwife and health visitor, and then a district health education officer.







Foundation 1962

The IHPE is dedicated to maintaining and improving standards in Health Education and Health Promotion.

It was founded in 1962. (Inaugural meeting 28th April 1962.)


We welcome information about IHPE history from our members. Do you have any details and photos that you would like to see on this page?

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