The Faculty has eight honorary officers. They provide strategic leadership and act as ambassadors to promote and develop the work of FPH. The President and Vice President are elected by the membership. All other officers are elected by the Board. The officers serve a three-year term of office and, all but the President, are eligible to stand for re-election for a second term of two years.
Brought up in London, Ellis went to Manchester Medical School, qualifying in 1977. After initially training in hospital medicine, he joined the North West Region public health training scheme.
He became a consultant in 1983 in South Manchester and became head of the department later that decade. Thereafter he was employed as a director of public health for a number of authorities in North West England. He developed an interest in screening programmes, helping to set up the NHS Breast Screening Programme. For over a decade he combined being a DPH with the post of North West Region Director of Breast Screening Quality Assurance.
Ellis has also held many honorary academic appointments including visiting Professor of Public Health at Brunel University.
In 2010 he moved to London and worked as a DPH for two councils until semi-retirement in 2014. He now carries out mentoring, public health consultancy, public health lecturing and research roles in addition to his FPH duties.
His previous FPH roles include Part II MFPH examiner, Faculty Adviser for London (2012-16) and Director of Training (2014-16).
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David is a public health consultant at Public Health England and Head of School of Public Health in North East England. He entered public health in 1991 following work in general medicine and overseas. He trained in the south of England and moved to the north as a clinical lecturer. He has worked in a wide range of settings including academia, health authorities, as a director of public health in a primary care trust, a public health observatory, a local authority and now Public Health England. Education and training has always been at the heart of his work and in the North East he has been a clinical and educational supervisor, faculty adviser, training programme director and is currently head of school.
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Samia trained in public health in the UK and is currently working as a consultant of communicable disease control (CCDC) at Public Health England in the East Midlands. She is also the Associate Caldicott Guardian for PHE East Midlands, the health protection team’s migrant health and air quality lead.
Samia is a member of the UK Faculty of Public Health’s Global Health Committee and a member of the Faculty’s Special Interest Groups on Pakistan and Global Violence Prevention. She sits on the East Midlands NHSE Clinical Senate Assembly and has been involved in regional reviews of healthcare services. Samia is a GMC appraiser, an educational supervisor and an accredited mentor in healthcare.
Her areas of interest are health protection, in particular, communicable diseases control and global public health, public mental health and health inequalities.
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Sally has 25 years' experience of working in senior public health leadership roles in both a commissioning and provider environment. She now utilises her public health skills as the chair of the South West Clinical Senate and as the Responsible Officer for NHS Resolution, giving her access to networks at both a regional and national level.
As a past Local Board Member, Faculty Adviser and contributor to a number of the Faculty’s working groups, Sally has a good understanding of how the Faculty works and the particular challenges of reconciling the expectations of the membership with the resources we have available.