Improving health in urban communities

06/06/2019 - 06/06/2019 • 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN


  • 06 June

Registration opens

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Breakfast session: Shaping health through the built environment

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

DH Dr Katie Hunter

PS Paul Simkins

DU Dr Marcella Ucci

KW Katie Wood

Karen  den Hertog

Session one: opening plenary

10:00 AM 11:15 AM

Shirley  Rodrigues

KB Kieron Boyle

Alonzo Plough

Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor

Refreshment break and networking

11:15 AM 11:45 AM

Breakout A:Tackling health inequalities

11:45 AM 01:00 PM

Liz Gaulton

Jonathan Pauling

Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor

Jon Siddall

Breakout B: Strengthening resilience and protective factors

11:45 AM 01:00 PM

Dr. Jacqui Dyer MBE

Sonya Scott

Dr. Vikesh  Sharma

GW Giles Wilmor

Breakout C Place-based working in neighbourhoods and communities

11:45 AM 01:00 PM

Maria Adebowale-Schwarte

Radhika Bynon

PS Paul Simkins

EW Ethan Williams

KW Katie Wood

Lunch, exhibition and networking

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Breakout D: Leadership for population health

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Greg  Fell

Mike Bell

Dr. Layla McCay

MW Mike Wilson

Breakout E: Business and third sector as key influencers in urban health

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Kevin  Fenton

Peter Freedman

Paul Lindley

Breakout F: Using data and digital technologies

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Rob  Parker

SK Sandeep Kishore

EL Erica Levine

Pete  Pawson

Nawal Roy

Katherine Ward

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

03:00 PM 03:20 PM

Closing plenary

03:20 PM 04:45 PM

Chris  Naylor

Dr. Jacqui Dyer MBE

KT Kenneth Thompson

Karen  den Hertog

Event Partner





Maria Adebowale-Schwarte

Executive Director
Foundation for Future London
Maria is a city and an urban place strategist. Focusing on collaborative design, policy, and funding models that are inclusive, equitable, and underpin good growth. She works with clients and partners from around the world, and across sectors and communities.

Her career started in planning, environment, and human rights law. Moreover, she's developed a portfolio of work that underpins ethically driven, co-created and economically viable places, spaces and cities using a mix of frameworks, from social value to heritage and culture.

She's the Founder of Living Space Project, the social enterprise and urban placemaking consultancy, and an associate of Futurecity and Projects for Public Space. Also, Maria sits on a number boards, and advisory groups including the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Environment Agency, the London Sustainable Development Commission, the Place Making Leadership Council, and the Raynsford Planning Task Force Review.

She regularly writes articles and blogs and has written for, amongst others - The Guardian, New Start, Prospect Magazine, the United Nations and Policy Press. Her book ‘The Place Making Factor,’ which blends fact and narratives on place and grantmaking is described as a “must read.”

Maria is a regular speaker on urban placemaking and cities. And she's been invited to talk at TedExWomen London, Placemaking Week, the WOW Festival and the World Bank. She’s also received numerous distinctions including a Mayor’s London Leaders Award and a Clore Social Fellowship.

If she could change one thing through her work everyone would have a decent home and a great place to live, work and play.

In her spare time, she collects 'knackered old Penguin paperbacks,' enjoys taking walks around neighbourhoods, having a laugh with her family or settling down to a few marshmallows and a podcast.

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Mike Bell

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Since joining Croydon Health Services in 2013, Mike Bell has helped shape the Trust’s vision and, alongside its senior management team, has seen the organisation deliver continued improvements in care and performance.
The Trust has formed new alliances with the local authority, commissioners, GPs, mental health services and the voluntary sector to make services more joined up for patients.
Mike has held a number of senior positions across the NHS, including chair of the London Mental Health & Employment Partnership and vice chair of NHS London.
He is the director of a consultancy company, MBARC Ltd, which works with central and local government and various NHS bodies on issues relating to both social exclusion and quality assurance.

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Kieron Boyle

Chief Executive
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity

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Radhika Bynon

Director of Programmes
The Young Foundation

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Karen den Hertog

Manager, Amsterdam Healthy Weight Programme
Amsterdam Healthy Weight
Karen has been with the Amsterdam Healthy Weight Programme from the start (2012). She has had several responsibilities, e.g. the 'curative' part of the programme (the practice established there is now being scaled throughout the Netherlands), the ‘First 1000 Days’ and (inter)national affairs. Karen is a member of the Management Team of the Amsterdam Public Health Service.

Over the past ten years Karen (Msc Public Administration) has been managing various programmes, focused on complex problems in the social domain, for the municipality of Amsterdam. The common denominator always was shaping a whole systems approach with various departments, districts and external partners, with everyone taking his own responsibility.

Besides her work for the Amsterdam programme, Karen is also responsible for the ‘Reducing Health Inequalities’ stream of the national Social Domain Programme. This offers a learning community to municipalities and national government to guide the Dutch transformation of the social domain.

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Dr. Jacqui Dyer MBE

Black Thrive Lambeth

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Greg Fell

Direct of Public Health
Sheffield City Council

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Kevin Fenton

Senior Advisor
Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
25 years experience in public health medicine, infectious disease epidemiology, HIV prevention and sexual health, having worked in research, policy development and programme leadership at global, national and local levels. Previously the National Director for Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England, and National Director for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention at the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Honorary Professorships with University College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Kings College London.

I am an experienced systems leader of large, complex and innovative public health programmes in diverse settings. My most recent roles have involved national and local leadership in all core areas of public health practice, policy and research including: health and wellbeing, population health, prevention, infectious disease control, health intelligence, health communication and marketing, emergency response and health equity. Specialist areas of expertise and research involvement include: HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Health Inequalities, Wellbeing, Urban Health, Social Regeneration, and Digital Public Health.

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Peter Freedman

Managing Director
The ConsumerGoods Forum
Peter has been the Managing Director of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) since January 2014. The CGF is an industry network comprising some 400 of the world’s largest and leading consumer goods companies – including retailers, manufacturers and related service providers. The combined revenues of these companies total EUR 3.5 trillion and they directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million jobs along the supply chain.The CGF’s job is to help its members drive efficiency and positive change in the world by collaborating together and with external stakeholders. It focuses currently on environmental sustainability, social sustainability and human rights, product safety, health and wellness, and the impact of the digital revolution on all of the above. It is led by a Board consisting of over 50 chief executives of its member companies.
Peter has over 30 years experience in consumer industries globally. From 1984-2011 he worked for McKinsey & Company, advising both retail and consumer goods clients on issues of strategy, organisation, operational improvement, change management, and capability building.He led the firm’s Europe, Middle East & Africa consumer goods practice for over 10 years, and worked as a consultant with both large multinationals and local family-owned companies, in most regions of the world.
Peter has also served in non-executive roles with a variety of consumer-facing organisations. He is currently Chair of Spring Impact, a charity dedicated to scaling social impact and a Trustee of Fare Share a UK food waste charity. He is also on the board of Frill Holding AB, a health-focused food company.
He was educated at both Cambridge University, England and Stanford University, USA.

06 June

Liz Gaulton

Director of Public Health
Coventry City Council
Liz Gaulton isDirector of Public Health and Wellbeing for Coventry City Council. Liz has worked in Coventry since 2016. Liz started her career as a general and mental health nurse and joined the UK Voluntary Register for Public Health in 2006.
Prior to her move to Coventry in April 2016 Liz has worked predominantly in Merseyside and was previously Director of Public Health for St Helens and led on a number of work streams across Merseyside. She is an advocate of local government’s leadership of the public health agenda and believes that public health has come home. In additional to inequalities her interests include violence prevention and system leadership. She is also Sector Led Improvement (SLI) Lead for West Midland Directors of Public Health
Liz is proud of the public health approach in Coventry and its reputation for innovation and whole system working. In addition to her leadership role in Coventry as a Marmot City, she is leading the 2019 Year of Wellbeing across Coventry and Warwickshire and has a leadership role in shaping the wellbeing contribution and evaluation with UK City of Culture 2021 Trust.

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Dr Katie Hunter

Public Health Specialist, Communities and Intelligence
Greater London Authority

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Sandeep Kishore

Founding Director
Chronic Disease Action Center

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Erica Levine

Acting Director,
Chronic Disease Action Center Arnhold Institute for Global Health, New York

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Paul Lindley

London Child Obesity Taskforce

06 June

Dr. Layla McCay

Director of International Relations
NHS Confederation
Dr Layla McCay joined the NHS Confederation as Director of International Relations in May 2018 following a medical career and a decade of leadership roles in international public health and health systems policy.

After obtaining her medical degree at the University of Glasgow, Layla trained as a psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, where she later also sat on the Trust Board.
She first moved into national health policy as Clinical Advisor to the NHS Medical Director at the Department of Health. Layla went on to earn a Masters degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from LSE and LSHTM and took up the role of Assistant Medical Director at healthcare company Bupa. From there, Layla moved into international public health and health systems.
She has held international roles at the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, and at several global health NGOs, think tanks and universities based in Washington, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London, with teams across Africa and Asia. She has held academic positions at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Hong Kong University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at TED.
Layla is founder of the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, is an Asia Global Fellow, and has written on health issues for a diversity of international publications from The Lancet, to New Statesman, National Geographic, and South China Morning Post.

06 June

Chris Naylor

Senior Policy Fellow
The King’s Fund
Chris conducts research and policy analysis and acts as a spokesperson for The King’s Fund on a range of topics. He contributes to The King’s Fund’s work on integrated care and health system reform, and has particular interests in mental health and the relationships between community, health and place. He is a coach and an experienced facilitator, and works with leaders in the health system to support practical change.
Before joining The King's Fund in 2007, Chris worked in research teams in a number of organisations including the Institute of Psychiatry and the Public Health Foundation of India in Delhi. He has an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a BA in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge.

06 June

Rob Parker

Head of Data Analytics
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity
Rob works as Head of Data and Analytics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, one of the UK’s largest Charitable Foundations. In this role, he’s deployed Tableau, Alteryx and Mapbox to tackle complex health challenges in inner-city London, such as childhood obesity, air pollution and adolescent mental health.
Rob has worked on a range of policy areas including health, economic development and welfare. He’s used data and analytics to help reduce Type II diabetes in the refugee camps in the West Bank and build the UK’s impact investment market. He’s passionate about applying data for social impact.

06 June

Jonathan Pauling

Chief Executive
Alexandra Rose Charity
Jonathan has spent the past 15 years working at the nexus of food, health, social justice and sustainability. Prior to joining Alexandra Rose he was the Principal Policy Officer for the Mayor of London’s Food Board. His work here included leading the implementation of the Mayor’s Food Strategy to develop sustainable supply chains including the development and implementation of food standards for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was also a commissioner for the Commission for Sustainable London 2012 which oversaw the assurance of the social and environmental objectives of the London Games.
He also has a track record of leadership in the voluntary sector having headed up a large team for the London social regeneration charity East Potential and as the Strategic Manager for the food poverty charity The Newham Food Access Partnership. Jonathan hails from New Zealand and was educated at the University of Canterbury.

06 June

Pete Pawson

Thriving Communities Programme Manager
Oldham Council
Pete Pawson is leading health and social care reform in Greater Manchester in establishing the Oldham Cares Alliance. His current programme - Thriving Communities - focuses on early intervention and prevention by using community capacity models like social prescribing to help support people earlier in the care pathway. Peter has worked nationwide on health and care integration previously through companies such as KPMG, PA Consulting and Capita.

06 June

Alonzo Plough

Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Research Evaluation and Learning,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Alonzo Plough joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as chief science officer and vice president, Research-Evaluation-Learning in January 2014. He is responsible for aligning all of the Foundation’s work with the best evidence from research and practice and incorporating program evaluations into organizational learning. He also oversees the two grantmaking portfolios focused on innovation and emerging issues: Pioneer and Global Ideas for U.S. solutions.
Plough has been a national leader in public health practice for over 25 years. He came to the Foundation from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where he served as director of emergency preparedness and response from 2009–2013. In that role, he was responsible for the leadership and management of activities protecting the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County from natural disasters and threats related to disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. He coordinated activities in emergency operations, infectious disease control, risk communication, planning, and community engagement.
Prior to this position, Plough served as vice president of strategy, planning and evaluation for The California Endowment from 2005–2009. Before this, he served 10 years as director and health officer for the Seattle and King County Department of Public Health and previously served as director of public health in Boston for eight years.
Plough earned his PhD and MA at Cornell University, and his MPH at Yale University School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. He has held academic appointments at Harvard University School of Public Health, Tufts University Department of Community Medicine, and Boston University School of Management. He is currently clinical professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for public service and leadership and is the author of an extensive body of scholarly articles, books, and book chapters.
Plough lives in Princeton and Los Angeles, and is married with two adult sons and two granddaughters. He is a jazz guitarist and vocalist.

06 June

Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor

Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Brandy N. Kelly Pryor, PhD is the Senior Director of Programs at the Humana Foundation in Louisville, Kentucky. In this role, Brandy provides research and strategic leadership towards the mission of co-creating community solutions leading to greater health equity. Before joining the Foundation, Brandy served the city of Louisville as Center for Health Equity (CHE) director from 2015-2018, in an inaugural joint appointment with the University of Louisville, where she continues to teach public health policy. As CHE director she developed participatory capacity building opportunities for multiple sectors, with her team produced and published the 2017 Health Equity Report, and led government efforts in the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize and 2017 Living Cities Foundation “Racial Equity Here” cohort.

Brandy’s transdisciplinary ethnographic research focuses on the perception and performance of hope in marginalized communities. She draws inspiration daily from her family, especially two little humans that call her “mommy.”

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Shirley Rodrigues

Deputy Mayor, Environment and Energy,
Greater London Authority
Shirley Rodrigues was appointed as Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy in October 2016. She is using her environmental expertise to work with Transport for London (TfL) to deliver the Mayor’s plans for tackling air pollution across London. This includes: expanding the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), new charges for the oldest and most polluting vehicles, and creating Low Emission Bus Zones.
She is also overseeing delivery of the Energy for Londoners programme (helping Londoners generate more low-carbon electricity), helping to boost London’s recycling rates and cutting landfill. She's working to deliver the ambitious target of London becoming a zero-carbon city by 2050.
Shirley was Acting Executive Director for Climate Change at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), an independent philanthropic organisation that works to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries.
She helped establish CIFF's cities and climate strategy and represented CIFF on the board of the C40 Large Cities Leadership Group – a network of global cities committed to addressing climate change.
Shirley has an impressive track record of developing new environmental policies in London. She worked in senior environmental policy roles from 2005 to 2009, helping to implement the London Low Emission Zone and programmes to retrofit London’s residential and commercial buildings.

06 June

Nawal Roy

Nawal Roy is founder and CEO of Holmusk. He is also the co-founder of Galen Growth Asia and Board of director of HearX Group – a leading healthcare startup in South Africa. He has deep operating experience in North America, Asia, Middle East, Europe and South Africa in financial and healthcare sector. He has significant P&L and operations experience, coupled with more than 10 years in top-tier consulting with C- suite globally. Nawal is member of Steering Committee for Value Based Health Care at World Economic Forum.

Before Holmusk, he was founder and CEO of fintech ventures at Rocket Internet. Before that he was a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company Singapore office. He has been deeply involved in financial and health sectors across North America, Europe, South East Asia, India, China, Middle East & South Africa. Nawal is one of the Founders of PRMIA, an international global association with members in more than 100 countries. He has Masters Degrees from both the USA (M.A in Economics and M.S in Quantitative Finance) and India (MA in Economics).

06 June

Sonya Scott

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Consultant in Public Health
Sonya Scott is a consultant in child public health for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She has particular interest in what we can do to reduce unequal life chances across social groups.

06 June

Dr. Vikesh Sharma

GP and Project Founder
Lambeth Portuguese Wellbeing Partnership
Vikesh is a GP Partner at the Grantham Practice, Stockwell, south London and Clinical Director of the newly formed Stockwell Primacy Care Network.
He has developed a passion for a global health approach and health inequalities whilst working with the RCGP International Committee.
This led to the Grantham-KNUST twinning Project (health partnership of family medicine between Kumasi, Ghana and London, UK). He also founded of the Lambeth Portuguese Wellbeing Partnership, a grassroots community alliance concerned with tackling wellbeing inequalities.
He sits on the board for Respeito (supporting domestic violence victims in the Portuguese community) and a member of the Lambeth GP Food Co-Operative (working with patients to grow vegetables on GP surgery sites). In 2016, he was awarded the NHS Lambeth ‘Outstanding Contribution to Primary Care Award’ for his engagement with the community to address health inequalities.

06 June

Jon Siddall

Director of Funding
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity
Jon joined us at the Charity in February 2017. He has worked within the healthcare and foundation sectors. Most recently, Jon helped to develop and establish the South West Academic Health Science Network as Director of Innovation.

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Paul Simkins

Architect and Urban Designer

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Annika Small

Founder and Director
Annika Elisabeth Small is a social entrepreneur focused on using digital technologies to address big social challenges. As Founder of CAST ( and former Chief Executive of Nominet Trust (, Small has worked with a range of charities and social enterprises to develop digital solutions to issues such as healthcare, social isolation, homelessness, domestic abuse and persistent poverty. Online peer mentoring for those experiencing bullying, the first online clinical research trial, the iDEA programme [1] for young digital entrepreneurs and new forms of micro-volunteering to help those experiencing loneliness are just some examples of how Small has worked with partners to drive social change with digital technology.
Prior to Nominet Trust, Small founded and led the Tony Blair Institute's global education programme - Generation Global - where she used digital technologies to bring together young people of different cultures around the world to learn directly with, from and about each other. This programme is active in more than 25 countries and has been proven to enhance inter-cultural relationships, particularly in areas of conflict from Pakistan to Syria. Prior to this, Small was Chief Executive of Futurelab, a leading educational R&D organisationchaired by Lord Puttnam,which develops radically new approaches to teaching and learning. Winner of multiple awards including the prestigious BETT award for special achievement in education and technology, Small works to bring together policy, industry and academia to create imaginative digital resources and practices that mobilize positive social change.
As a member of BAFTA and a Fellow of the RSA, Small is particularly interested in supporting young people to be active, informed participants in our digital society. To this end, she is a Trustee of Founders4Schools and the Design Council. She is also a Non-Exec Director of Lightful and a Trustee of the Access Foundation.

Kenneth Thompson

Associate Professor of Public Health Psychiatry and Public Health
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 Kenneth Stewart Thompson MD (Pittsburgh) graduated from Kenyon College, Boston University School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Psychiatric Residency in the Bronx.He was a postdoctoral fellow in mental health services research at Yale, joining the faculty before going to the University of Pittsburgh. He served as Medical Director of the Center for Mental Health Services, US Department of Health and Human Services. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council. which he helped found. He practices in and oversees the mental health program at the Squirrel Hill Health Center, an FQHC. Dr. Thompson also provides psychiatric services at Milestone Community Mental Health Center and the Center for Inclusion Health HIV clinic in the Allegheny Health Network. He currently holds a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation promoting a learning exchange on community resilience and health equity between the post-industrial cities of Glasgow, Scotland and Pittsburgh. He is a Soros Physician Advocate Fellow and is a formerPresident of the Pittsburgh Psychiatric Society and the American Association for Social Psychiatry. Throughout his career he has focused on social medicine and community psychiatry.He has written extensively and consults and lectures globally on issues pertaining to public service, leadership and advocacy, personal and community recovery and resiliency, behavioral health and primary medical care "fusion" and mental health, public health and the struggle for health equity.

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Dr Marcella Ucci

Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Healthy Buildings
University College London

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Katherine Ward

Chief Commercial Officer, Managing Director UK and Europe
Katherine is Chief Commercial Officer and MD, UK and Europe for a digital healthcare startup leveraging smartphone and cloud technology to offer access to the benefits of colour-based healthcare and medical imaging. The app can help doctors diagnose patients using images from a smartphone.
Katherine has worked in healthcare for 26 years: 15 years in the UK National Health Service in both provider and payer roles and 11 years with UnitedHealth Group where she was the Chief Executive of UnitedHealth UK and the latterly the Chief Growth Officer for Optum International where she had responsibility for sales, account management and growth strategy for Optum in all markets outside of the US.
Katherine has a degree in Classics from King’s College, Cambridge University and an MSc in Social Policy from Bristol University. She has also undertaken management and leadership courses at Warwick University Business School and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, Paris. She is based in Bristol, England where she lives with her husband, Simon and three daughters, Amelia, Hermione and Isabella.

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Ethan Williams

Policy Researcher
The King’s Fund

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Giles Wilmor

Associate Lead: People and Communities
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Giles Wilmore is Associate Lead for People and Communities at the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, on secondment from Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT where he was Director of Strategy and Partnerships. In his current role Giles leads a programme to support the development and implementation of person and community-centred approaches which support wider health and wellbeing, such as social prescribing, personal budgets and asset-based approaches, across Greater Manchester.
Giles was a civil servant at the Department of Health for fifteen years, where his roles included: Ministerial private secretary, Head of the NHS Foundation Trust Unit, Director of System Management and Regulation, and Director of Quality and Information Policy. Giles’ last role before moving to Greater Manchester was at NHS England, as Director for Patient and Public Voice. Outside of work Giles is a volunteer listener and member of the Board of Trustees for the Samaritans.

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Mike Wilson

Pembroke House

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Katie Wood

Director, Operations Consulting and Health and Wellbeing Leader

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Adeola Agbebiyi

Public Health Consultant
London Borough of Newham

Manisha Ahya

Like minded

Concia Albert

Local Committee Member Healthwatch Central West
Healthwatch Central West

Prof Jane Anderson

Visiting Fellow
The King’s Fund

Trevor Arnold

Regional Director Partnerships
Siemens Healthineers

Dr Claire Ashley

GP and Health Inequalities Fellow
BNSSG Community Education Provider Network

Jessica Attard

Portfolio Manager
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Ian Baker

Head of Learning
School for Social Entrepreneurs

Richard Ballerand

Chair, PPG
Belgrave Medical Practice

Camilla Barfoed

External Relations Manager
Novo Nordisk

Stephen Bediako

Executive Chair
The Social Innovation Partnership

Lutfa Begum

Community Organiser
Bromley by Bow Health Partnership

Rehana Begum


Anne Bordier

Charity Programmes Director
Institute of Grocery Distribution

Eamann Breen

Senior Contract Manager
NHS City and Hackney CCG

Ian Brooke

Head of Community Services
Oxford City Council

Ann-Marie Burns

Project Manager
Clyde Gateway URC

Alice Caines

Carnall Farrar

Emma Cassells

Assistant Director
Bromley by Bow Health Partnership

Ellie Chapman

Food and Health Programme Manager

Collette Connolly

Head of Commisssioning (Self Care and Prevention)
NHS Bradford CCGs

Matt Corder

Active Luton

Dr Kate Corlett

Medical Director for Primary Care Community Health
East London NHS Foundation Trust

Carole Coulon

Portfolio Manager
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Shirley Cramer

Chief Executive
Royal Society for Public Health

Natalie Creary

Black Thrive

Marlene D'Aguilar

Health in All Policies Lead
Haringey Council

Rosie Dalton-Lucas

Head of Programmes, Healthy Places
Southwark Council

Shaun Danielli

Healthy London Partnership

Emma Davies

Development Surveyor
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Juney De Aguilar

Executive Assistant
Health Foundation

Nina Desai

Director of Population Health

Colum Durkan

Specialty Registrar in Dental Public Health
NHS England

Dr Louise Edwards

Director of Strategy
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Rowena Estwick

Partnerships and Policy Manager
Guys' and St Thomas' Charity

Tina Favier

Head of Wellbeing
Adur and Worthing Councils

Susie Finlayson

Development Manager
Power to Change

Kelly Gaddes

Solution Sales Specialist- Government
IBM Watson Health

Charlotte Gal

Grants Officer
Peoples Health Trust

Stuart Gannon

Senior Engagement Manager
NHS England and NHS Improvement - Primary Care and System Transformation

Carol Gaskarth

Chief Executive
Pioneering Care Partnership

Grace Gbadamosi

Third Sector Development Manager
London Borough of Lambeth

Clare Gibbons

Northstowe Healthy New Town Programme Lead
South Cambridgeshire District Council

Hannah Gill

Senior Public Health Lead
Wandsworth and Richmond Council

Dr Paul Gilluley

Chief Medical Officer
East London NHS Foundation Trust

Priti Gohil

Health Improvement Practitioner (Advanced)
Kirklees Council, Public Health

Steve Griffin

Stockwell Partnership

Nasim Hafezi

Health Navigator
Bromley by Bow Health Partnership

Jacqueline Harrison

Head of Impact and Evaluation
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Thomas Hawkins

Senior Cancer Awareness Nurse
Cancer Research UK

Irina Higginson

New Models of Care Programme Manager
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP System Delivery Unit

Elly Hill

Health Community Engagement Manager
Cancer Research UK

Mike Holdgate

Brighton and Hove PPG network

Beverley Hoyle

Funding and Communications Manager
Transport For Sick Children

Dr Claudia Huber

King's College London

Ed Huckle

Principle HIA Development Officer
Public Health Wales

Ian Jackson

Partnership Director
Bromley by Bow Health Partnership

Kenye Karemo

Deputy to Chief Nurse
Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Peter Kellam

GP, Health Inequalities Fellow CEPN
BNSSG Community Education Provider Network

Gillian Kilgour

Cancer Awareness Lead Trainer
Cancer Research UK

Naomi Kingsley

Chief Executive Officer
London Rebuilding Society

Kate Langford

Portfolio Manager
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Luca Lelli

Baupost Group International

Jin Lim

Deputy Director and Consultant in Public Health
Southwark Council

Stephen Lock

Head of Business Intelligence
NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)

Chelliah Lohendran

Vice Chair Patient Engagement Forum
Merton CCG

Emer Lowry

Graduate Nutritionist

Lysette Lucas

Risk Factor Project Manager
British Heart Foundation

Dayle Lynch

Programme Manager
Leeds City Council

Gail Macdonald

Property Director
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Aoife Mac Sherry

Project Manager

Dan Male

Accountable Care Journal

Rebecca Martin

Research and Insight Analyst
General Medical Council

Catherine Max

Independent Consultant
Catherine Max Consulting

Anna McDougall

Policy Officer
Knowsley Council

Diane McIntyre

Health Improvement Manager
Public Health Agency Northern Ireland

Lorraine Meadows

Child Health Information Services Clinical Liasion Immunisation Nurse
NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Kirit Mistry

Chair and Patient Leader
South Asian Health Action

Marta Mojarrieta Galaso

GCU London

Louise Mousseau

Portfolio Director
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Paul Munim

Community Settings Adviser
Macmillan Cancer Support

Petra Nittel

Deputy Director
East London NHS Foundation Trust

Amber Nyoni

Public Health Practitioner
Chelmsford City Council

Martin Odhegba

Pricing Analysis Lead
NHS Improvement

Della Ogunleye

Patient Rep

Ravinder Pabial

Strategic Executive
Roche Diagnostics Ltd

Meena Parekh


Lesley Perkin

Healthcare Network Lead

Orlaith Potter

Communications Manager
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Vicki Purewal

Senior Associate
Innovation Unit

Layla Ravey

Health Manager
Active Luton

David Reay

Development Director
Stanhope PLC

Diane Redfern-Tofts

Research Manager
Health Foundation

Iona Rees

Head of Child Health Information Services
NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Barbara Reichwein

Programme Director
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

David Renton

Director of Finance and Investment
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Tom Rhodes

Brand Communications Manager
Novo Nordisk

Sam Rigby

Public Health Registrar
London Borough of Richmond

Sandra Ross

Chief Officer, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership
Aberdeen City Council

Helen Rowbottom

Project Manager
Healthy London Partnership

Paula Royal

Public Health Advisor
London Borough of Lambeth

Marc Sansom

Managing Director
SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange

Angela Scott

Chief Executive
Aberdeen City Council

Dr Courtney Scott

Research and Policy Advisor
The Food Foundation

Prof Kenji Shibuya

Professor and Director
Institute for Population Health, King's College London

Sarah Singfield

Research Officer
Health Foundation

Andrew Southworth

Programme Manager

Elizabeth Stimson

Engagement Lead
Haringey and Islington Clinical Commissioning Group

Jane Stopher

Programme Director
Lambeth Together, Neighbourhood Alliance

Grant Taylor

Manager of Leisure
Basildon Borough Council

Sophie Taylor

Project Coordinator
Innovation Unit

David Tchilingirian

Project Manager
Oasis Hub Waterloo

Sally Tennant

Acorn Capital Advisers

Gill Thornton

Head of Programme
Better Start Bradford

Gerald Tompkins

Public Health Consultant
Gateshead Council

Bally Toor

Product Lead
Orion Health

Anne-Marie Trott

Project Manager
The Utley Foundation

Richard Tyrie

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Good People Business Ltd

Surayia Uddin

Director's Assistant
Bromley by Bow Health Partnership

Rosa Vaquero

Head of Communications
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Marcel Vige

Head of Equality Improvement

Sarah Warren

Programme Manager
NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Alison Westmacott

Director of Primary Care
NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Dr Gregory White

GCU London

Fiona White

Policy Team Leader
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Ethan Williams

Research Assistant
The King's Fund

Gemma Williams

Darzi Fellow
East Sussex County Council

Robert Williams

Investment Associate
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Gayle Willis

Director of Communications and Engagement
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Zahra Wynne

Policy Officer (Health Inequalities)
Macmillan Cancer Support

Dr Jennifer Yin

Merrywood Practice

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity is an independent, urban health foundation. It works in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and others to improve health in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. Find out how we’re building our knowledge on urban health at


Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world. Founded in 1946, Arup made its name in the twentieth century as the designer and engineer behind some of the world’s most ambitious structures. Today, Arup employs more than 14,000 people, in more than 34 countries in a culture underpinned by founder Sir Ove Arup’s aims and values.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity is an independent, urban health foundation. It works in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and others to improve health in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. Find out how we’re building our knowledge on urban health at

NHS England

NHS England’s Primary Care and System Transformation team will be on hand to talk to you about how and why NHS organisations and local councils across England are working together to transform, design and deliver health and care services.

Our health and care needs today are different from those the current health and care system was designed to address and therefore we must adapt to these changes. NHS organisations and local councils in England are joining forces to integrate services and to invest in ways to prevent illness and keep people out of hospital. Their aim is that people can live healthier lives and get the care and treatment they need, in the right place, at the right time.

NHS South, Central & West CSU (SCW) Child Health Information Service (CHIS)

NHS South, Central & West CSU (SCW) Child Health Information Service (CHIS) works with maternity units, general practices, health visitors, school nurses and local authorities to monitor and improve uptake of national childhood screening and immunisation programmes. We notify health visitors of all new births and of children who have moved into their area and ensure all babies have received their new born screening. CHIS sends children aged between 0-5 years appointments at the correct age and time for NHS routine childhood immunisations and monitors that they receive these immunisations in a timely fashion. We also monitor that school aged children have had the immunisations they are due.

SCW CHIS currently has a work programme liaising with all of our stakeholders to achieve the capturing and recording of all interventions just once at point of contact and then shared digitally with all who have a legitimate reason to view.

Cancer Research UK

Around 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year, and 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. But 4 in 10 cancer cases could be prevented, and spotting cancer early means treatment is more likely to work.

Cancer Research UK’s cancer awareness training programme, Talk Cancer, gives community and health workers the confidence, knowledge and skills to have conversations about cancer that could help save lives. Training covers what cancer is, how people can reduce their risk, cancer screening, and the importance of early detection. We also tackle the fear and fatalism that might be a barrier for people taking positive action for their health.

Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

The King's Fund

The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England.

Our mission describes how we will achieve this:
  • through our research and policy analysis
  • through the work we do with individuals, organisations and communities building their capability, supporting them to adopt best practice and share learning
  • by bringing people together through events and networks to discuss and learn from evidence from the United Kingdom and across the world
  • by promoting greater understanding of health and care policy and practice – helping people to make sense of a complex and rapidly changing environment.

Registration opens

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Breakfast session

Breakfast session: Shaping health through the built environment

09:00 AM 09:45 AM Maynard theatre, lower ground floor

Join our diverse panel as we discuss the global health and wellbeing challenge and how the built environment can respond. People are living longer, more urban and digitally connected lives than ever before. But these changes are not necessarily resulting in improved health and wellbeing for all. We’ll be discussing the important health and wellness implications of how we plan, design, build and live in our cities and buildings.


AM sessions

Session one: opening plenary

10:00 AM 11:15 AM

10.00am Welcome and introduction
Kieron Boyle, Chief Executive, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity

10.10am London’s commitment to population health: the view from the Mayor’s office
Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor, Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority

10.25am Building a culture of health
  • Hear about the pioneering work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the United States.
  • Hear about their framework for action that aspires to change the trajectory of health in the United States.
Alonzo Plough, Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Research, Evaluation and Learning, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

10.40am Place-making and investing in hope
  • Hear about the importance of place and partnerships in creating hope, and how the Humana Foundation in the United States is investing in a new mission of co-creating communities where leadership, culture and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes.
Dr Brandy Kelly Pryor, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville

10.55am Questions and discussion


Alonzo L. Plough.pdf Download Link
Brandy Kelly Pryor.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break and networking

11:15 AM 11:45 AM Orangery, ground floor

Take part in the scavenger hunt (3 x £100 John Lewis vouchers up for grabs!), visit the exhibition stands and decide which of the 4 breakout
AM sessions

Breakout A:Tackling health inequalities

11:45 AM 01:00 PM Maynard theatre, lower ground floor

11.45am Welcome and introduction 
Jon Siddall
, Director of Funding, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity

11.50am Coventry’s work on health inequalities
  • Hear how Coventry City Council has worked with the Institute of Health Equity to implement the recommendations of the Marmot Review.
Liz Gaulton, Director of Public Health, Coventry City Council

12.05pm The dual aim of Rose Vouchers: creating health in Southwark neighbourhoods
  • Hear how families on low incomes are supported to adopt healthy eating habits.
  • Learn how a combination of training and fruit and vegetable vouchers is helping to combat food poverty.
Jonathan Pauling, Chief Executive, Alexandra Rose Charity

12.20pm Building capacity to tackle health inequities in the community
Dr Brandy Kelly Pryor, Senior Director of Programmes, Humana Foundation

12.30pm Questions and discussion


Jonathan Pauling.pdf Download Link
Liz Gaulton.pdf Download Link
AM sessions

Breakout B: Strengthening resilience and protective factors

11:45 AM 01:00 PM Edwards room, first floor

11.45am Welcome and introduction
Dr. Jacqui Dyer MBE, Chair, Black Thrive Lambeth

11.50am Resilience in practice
  • Gain practical insights from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on building an empowered, resilient population
Sonya Scott, Consultant in Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

12.05pm Devolution in practice

  • Hear about the role of asset-based working in the Greater Manchester area: bringing people and communities together to inspire change
Giles Wilmore, Associate Lead: People and Communities, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

12.20pm Solving issues on the ground: addressing the social determinants

  • Hear how primary care and community organizations are working together through the Lambeth Portuguese Wellbeing Partnership and testing new ideas to promote household health and wellbeing locally
Dr. Vikesh Sharma, GP and Project Founder, Lambeth Portuguese Wellbeing Partnership

12.35pm Questions and discussion


Giles Wilmore.pdf Download Link
Sonya Scott.pdf Download Link
AM sessions

Breakout C Place-based working in neighbourhoods and communities

11:45 AM 01:00 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor

11.45am Welcome and introduction
Ethan Williams, Policy Researcher, The King’s Fund

11.50am Driving change in Tower Hamlets
  • Hear about The Young Foundation’s approach to helping residents develop their own ideas about what makes them healthy and happy.
Radhika Bynon, Director of Programmes, The Young Foundation
Collaborative place-making

12.10pm Collaborative place-making
  • Hear about Arup's work to enhance and improve wellbeing through partnerships, as well as social and inclusive design of public spaces.
Katie Wood, Director, Operations Consulting and Health and Wellbeing Leader, Arup
Paul Simkins, Architect and Urban Designer, Arup

12.30pm Questions and discussion


Katie Wood, Paul Simkins.pdf Download Link
Radhika Bynon.pdf Download Link

Lunch, exhibition and networking

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Orangery, ground floor

Take part in the scavenger hunt (£100 John Lewis vouchers up for grabs!), visit the exhibition stands and decide which of the 4 breakout sessions you would like to attend after the lunch. No need to sign up in advance, just show up to the one you want (first-come, first-serve)
PM sessions

Breakout D: Leadership for population health

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Maynard theatre, lower ground floor

2.00pm Welcome and introduction
Dr. Layla McCay, Director of International Relations, NHS Confederation

2.05pm The health in all policies approach

  • Learn how to best work with local government to ensure that public health provisions remain at the heart of policymaking
Greg Fell, Direct of Public Health, Sheffield City Council

2.15pm NHS leadership in delivering population health
  • Hear about the role the NHS can play in planning and delivering services that promote population health.
Mike Bell, Chairman, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

2.30pm A multi-use community space and centre for social action: Pembroke House in Walworth, South London
  • Hear about how organisations like Pembroke House challenge conventional thinking on public health leadership.
  • Learn how to develop neighborhood models of care that engage individuals beyond the traditional health sector.
Mike Wilson, Director, Pembroke House

2.45pm Questions and discussion


Greg Fell.pdf Download Link
Mike Bell.pdf Download Link
Mike Wilson.pdf Download Link
PM sessions

Breakout E: Business and third sector as key influencers in urban health

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor

2.00pm Welcome and introduction
Kevin Fenton, Senior Advisor, Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

2.05pm London’s Child Obesity Taskforce
  • Hear about the role of businesses and the third sector in reducing the gap in childhood obesity between the richest and poorest areas of London.
Paul Lindley, Chair, London Child Obesity Taskforce

2.25pm The Consumer Goods Forum
  • Hear about the health and wellness initiative from the Consumer Goods Forum that empowers consumers across the globe.
Peter Freedman, Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum

2.45pm Questions and discussion


Paul Lindley.pdf Download Link
Peter Freedman slides.pdf Download Link
PM sessions

Breakout F: Using data and digital technologies

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Edwards room, first floor

2.00pm Welcome and introduction
Katherine Ward, Chief Commercial Officer, Managing Director UK and Europe,

2.05pm Global digital solutions to diabetes and mental health issues
  • Hear about how technology from Asia has supported clinical research from the United Kingdon and the United States.
Nawal Roy, CEO, Holmusk

2.15pm The Thriving Communities Index
  • Hear about a new tool based on the Thriving Communities theory of change, designed to give a different understanding of how people interact with place, community and services at a hyper local level.
  • Learn how this data and approach helps equip residents with the right support earlier in the care paths required for a fuller life and better health and wellbeing.
Pete Pawson, Thriving Communities Programme Manager, Oldham Council

2.25pm Data-driven impact
  • Hear how Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity use data to layer up several interventions within a small geography and target resources to tackle health challenges affecting people in urban, diverse and low-income areas from different angles.
Rob Parker, Head of Data Analytics, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity

2.35pm International comparisons: can data sharing translate into replicable interventions?
  • Hear how Arnhold Institute for Global Health and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity are working in similar communities facing similar health challenges.
  • Learn about their joint initiative to compare data from the United Kingdom and the United States to identify appropriate interventions for multiple long-term conditions in their respective places.
Sandeep Kishore, Founding Director, Chronic Disease Action Center
Erica Levine, Acting Director, Chronic Disease Action Center Arnhold Institute for Global Health, New York

2.45pm Questions and discussion


Erica Levine.pdf Download Link
Nawal Roy.pdf Download Link
Peter Pawson.pdf Download Link
Rob Parker.pdf Download Link
Sandeep Kishore.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

03:00 PM 03:20 PM Orangery, ground floor

Take part in the scavenger hunt (£100 John Lewis vouchers up for grabs!) and visit the exhibition stands.
PM sessions

Closing plenary

03:20 PM 04:45 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor

3.20pm Welcome Back
Chris Naylor,
Senior Policy Fellow, The King's Fund

3.25pm Finding hope in the city
  • Hear about the challenge of building a healthy human habitat in Pittsburgh, US.
  • Hear how health can be both a mediator for and an outcome of the interaction of people with their urban environment.
Kenneth Thompson, Associate Professor of Public Health Psychiatry and Public Health, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

3.45pm The Amsterdam approach to healthy weight
  • Hear about Amsterdam’s pioneering work to reduce childhood obesity.
  • Learn about the value of taking a long-term approach that reaches in to every aspect of the child’s life.
Karen den Hertog, Programme Manager, Amsterdam Healthy Weight

4.05pm Tackling race and mental health inequalities
  • Hear about the realities of centering the views and experiences of communities when addressing systemic challenges.
  • Gain insight into how a collective impact approach can create health equity for all.
Dr Jacqui Dyer MBE, Chair, Black Thrive Lambeth

4.30pm Questions and discussion

4.45pm Close of conference


Jacqui Dyer.pdf Download Link
Karen den Hertog.pdf Download Link
Kenneth Thompson.pdf Download Link