Public Health Registrar
NHS Sustainable Development Unit
Dr James Smith is a public health registrar in the East of England. James qualified and worked as a GP prior to commencing public health training. While working in his previous placement in NHS Bedfordshire, James worked on a range of projects including most recently supporting the setting up of Health and Wellbeing Boards in Bedfordshire. James is a NHS East of England Clinical Leadership Fellow (2010-11). He is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and will be becoming a member of the Faculty of Public Health in 2011.
James's career aims centre on improving wellbeing through preventing disease, reducing inequalities and supporting the transition to a sustainable health system. The NHS Sustainable Development Unit, where he is currently based, provides leadership, expert support and technical guidance across the NHS and health system in relation to sustainability. James' work with NICE will be focussed on researching methodological developments that will enable broader approaches to evaluating health care.
Where are they now?
James continues to work as a public health registrar. He is currently based at the Centre for Diet and Activity (CEDAR) in Cambridge where he is working on supporting the translation of research into practice. James continues to focus on the links between sustainability and health. In addition to working at CEDAR, James coordinates a national network of public health registrars working on sustainability. He also sits on the advisory group for the sustainable COPD care project run by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.
This page was last updated: 28 May 2012