Linda Seymour (BA, MA, FRSA)
Linda has been a Non-executive Director at NICE since the end of 2009.
Linda brings a breadth of knowledge and expertise in health, public health and social care from a career spent in academia, the NHS and the not-for-profit sector. She was a research Fellow at Brighton University, focusing on effective approaches to community development and their impact on health and wellbeing in vulnerable groups.
Linda has been a board level director on the commissioning side of the NHS, at East Sussex Health Authority; and on the provision side at South Downs Health NHS Trust and at Sussex Partnership NHS Trust. Her work in public health included roles in tobacco control at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and at the Health Education Council (HEC).
Linda had a key role in evaluating the Health Education Authority's Health at Work in the NHS programme and she is an experienced critical appraisal skills trainer, imparting the tools to assess the rigour and reliability of quantitative and qualitative research. She was Head of Policy at the former Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, specialising in promotion of mental health and wellbeing, multiple morbidities and employment and mental health. She is a trustee of MIND, the national association for mental health, where she sits on the audit and the business management committees and a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Public Mental Health.
This page was last updated: 16 September 2013