ADPH New DsPH Workshop 2021

Virtual delegate pack 

Thank you for registering to attend our New DsPH workshop this year! This is your virtual delegate pack – containing all the information you’ll need ahead of the session. Please be advised that we’ll continue to update this page, so be sure to check back in for more updates. 

This year the workshop will be run using MS Teams. The joining link will be added to the calendar invite few hours before the session. If you have any queries about the registration process, or any technical issues joining, please contact

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In order of appearance...

Jim McManus has worked in local government, the third sector, the NHS and commercial sectors, Hon Professor at the University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and a Health Foundation Generation Q. Jim is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Registered Public Health Specialist and has a CIPD qualification in strategic learning and development.

Jim is prevention lead for the sustainability and transformation plan (STP) for Hertfordshire and West Essex. He leads the County Council’s corporate transformation programme in prevention and demand management.

Jim has an interest in leadership and organisational development and has worked on leadership in a range of settings including national public health leadership development. Jim is one of a pool of leadership mentors for new DsPH and provides leadership training for the UK Public Health Register.

Tom has been Chief Executive of Leeds City Council since 2010 and during this time has overseen £300m of efficiencies across the organisation and a significant transformation of the city, which is halfway through a £10bn investment pipeline. Plans are set to double the size and economic impact of the city centre through regeneration of the South Bank, one of the largest city centre regeneration and growth initiatives in Europe. Tom’s top priority is for the city’s growth to be inclusive with a key ambition of reducing health inequalities and improving the health of the poorest the fastest.

In 2018, Tom led the regional bid that secured the new Channel 4 headquarters in Leeds bringing over 300 new jobs and unlocking growth in Yorkshire and the North East. Tom is leading the city’s participation in the Boston MIT global programme which will drive innovation and enterprise across the region and played a key role in securing and running the 2014 Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

Tom has come full-circle from a North Yorkshire state education, via Oxford University, a Civil Service fast-stream career in international environmental policy and then leading the Regional Development Agency Yorkshire Forward.

Leeds City Council won the MJ’s Council of the Year award in 2016 and was named Digital Council of the Year in the 2019 Digital Leaders 100 awards. For his commitment to the region, Tom was awarded Yorkshire Man of the Year 2017 and most recently CBE for services to local government in the 2020 New Year’s Honours. He is also a trustee on the Centre for Cities Board, and the Council's Mental Health Champion.

Tom is a Trustee of the Centre for Cities, chairs the Leeds Academic Health Partnership and has held various roles promoting local and central government engagement, including devising the local COVID contain framework during the pandemic.

Jason has been Director of Public Health in Newham since April 2019.  Before that, he was Assistant Director of Public Health in Camden and Islington for many years.  His career both in and outside public health has focused on tackling poverty and reducing health inequalities. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and has a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics, was heavily involved in the Marmot Review in 2009.  He has written widely on inequalities issues including ‘Why money matters: Family income, poverty and children's lives’, with Ruth Lister in 2008, and is committed to tackling the determinants of health at a structural level while also enabling systems which effectively seek to support people around the determinants of health at an individual level, launching Well Newham in 2019.

Rupert trained in general medicine, psychiatry and public health as he followed the path from addressing physical to mental, and finally to social causes of ill-health across the UK. Rupert has held clinical and managerial roles in the NHS, local government, academia and the community, voluntary and the faith sector.

Rupert leads the delivery of the Doncaster Health and Wellbeing strategy, reducing health inequalities including the Well Doncaster pathfinder as part of the Well North programme, joining up approaches to mental health and worklessness and getting Doncaster more physically active.

He co-led the establishment of the award-winning Doncaster Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) National Demonstration site and subsequently was part of the NICE guideline development group for common mental health problems. He led the award-winning Early Lung Cancer Intervention in Doncaster (3-week cough campaign) social marketing project which influenced the ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ programme which he helped develop with the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis in Cancer steering group. He is a member of the National Institute for Health Research dissemination advisory group.

The three values that underpin the work of the Doncaster public health team are ‘learn by doing, ‘make the invisible visible’ and ‘show relentless kindness’.
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The ADPH's top priority is supporting its members in their role as public health leaders. Click here to find out more about the benefits of membership.

This page contains further details about our COVID-19 support offer for members. All COVID-19 related publications can be viewed on this page, including briefings, statements and blogs.

In collaboration with PHE, ADPH run a mentoring scheme for our members. The scheme aims to offer DsPH who are relatively new in post or in interim/acting positions, support and guidance from colleagues who have had more experience in a substantive DPH role.  It also aims to support Associate members who are aspiring to become DsPH. Click here to find out more.

Webinar on Promoting Vaccine Uptake 23 February (13:00-14:00)

A webinar exploring the role of the DPH in promoting vaccine uptake and reducing health inequalities.

ADPH/LGA Media Workshop 15 and 16 March (17:00-19:00)

The interactive, two-part session will focus on refining the skills and influencing techniques needed to handle media interviews and communication with the public.

Systems Thinking Workshop 19 and 26 April (14:00 – 15:30)

The aim of these sessions will be to support DsPH in their role as system leaders and imagine new ways of approaching the complexity of the pandemic.

Annual DPH and AGM 19 May (time TBC)

Attendees at the annual workshop can expect a dynamic programme focusing on core policy issues as well as the current challenges and opportunities faced by the public health system.

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