Facilitators come from a range of background including and are all experienced/professional Public Health specialists who are able to deliver learning to people of a range of different abilities in an engaging manner. Current facilitators include:

Professor Patrick Saunders (Visiting Professor in Public Health) is a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for the EU INHERETIR programme, registered Public Health Specialist. Patrick has held service, research, teaching and management posts with the WHO, Health Protection Agency, local government, the NHS and a number of Universities.

Ms Viv Cleary has worked in public health since 1991. She worked for Public Health England (formerly the Health Protection Agency) for 27 years. Aa a consultant in Health Protection she became the Regional influenza lead and set up the London Flu Response Centre during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Viv also set up a port health screening programme during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. She has published papers on both of these emergency responses together with other smaller outbreaks. Viv has a MSc in public health and is registered as a Specialist on the UKPHR. More recently, having gained a postgraduate teaching qualification, Viv has become an Associate Lecturer with the Open University teaching science, public health and epidemiology. 

Professor Gurch Randhawa is Professor of Diversity in Public Health and Director, Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire. Gurch is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and is an Expert Advisor to NICE. Professor Randhawa works on public health projects across many parts of the UK, as well as internationally. He holds a number of policy and practice positions - Chair, Transplant 2020 Stakeholder Group; Member, British Medical Association Ethics Committee; and was previously - Chairman of NHS Bedfordshire & NHS Luton, Member of UK Donation Ethics Committee and Chairman of the Department of Health's End-of-Life Care for Advanced Kidney Disease Project Board. 

Ms Kate Lees works as a freelance public health specialist. She has worked as a Consultant in Public Health in different Local Authorities, including County Councils,  Unitaries and London boroughs. Her freelance work covers a wide range of public health issues and takes her into organisations across the health and care system including NHS England, STPs, Local Authorities and Health Education England.  She is a moderator for UKPHR practitioner registration, and is module lead for a core module on the MSc in Public Health at the University of Southampton. Kate has a MSc in public health, MA in health education and health promotion and is registered as a Specialist on the UKPHR. 


If you would like to commission the Public Health Practitioner Accredited Programme please contact the Education & Training team at educ@fph.org.uk.