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Personal Statement

Reader and Co-Director, Centre for Health Policy

I Joined Strathclyde in 2011 and I Co-Direct the Centre for Health Policy, which connects academics across the university to develop world class research and knowledge exchange initiatives. As part of this I helped to established the Centre for Doctoral Training, with NHS and international partners.

My expertise is in the field of public mental health.

I have led funded projects in Scotland plus transatlantic collaborations with New York University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Yale Medical School.

I am joint Editor-in-Chief of the 'Journal of Public Mental Health'. I  am also an Editorial Board member of 'Mental Health and Prevention' and I co-Edited the book 'Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives'.

My academic role is part-time (one day per week) and my primary role is as Director of The Mental Health Foundation for Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Foundation are the UK's leading charity for research, policy and social interventions and we collaborate extensively with governments and national and international universities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Director of Scotland & N Ireland for The Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Foundation

2014 → …


  • Public health
  • social welfare
  • discrimination
  • mental health
  • stigma
  • arts
  • policy
  • violence prevention


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