Appendix A: membership of the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC), the NICE Project Team and external contractors

Appendix A: membership of the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC), the NICE Project Team and external contractors

Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC)

NICE has set up a standing committee, the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC), which reviews the evidence and develops recommendations on public health interventions. Membership of PHIAC is multi-disciplinary, comprising public health practitioners, clinicians (both specialists and generalists), local authority employees, representatives of the public, patients and/or carers, academics and technical experts, as follows.

Professor Sue Atkinson CBE Independent Consultant and Visiting Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London

Mr John Barker Associate Foundation Stage Regional Adviser for the Parents as Partners in Early Learning Project, DfES National Strategies

Professor Michael Bury Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of London and Honorary Professor of Sociology, University of Kent

Professor Simon Capewell Chair of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Liverpool

Professor K K Cheng Professor of Epidemiology, University of Birmingham

Ms Joanne Cooke Director, Trent Research and Development Support Unit (RDSU), University of Sheffield

Dr Richard Cookson Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York

Mr Philip Cutler Forums Support Manager, Bradford Alliance on Community Care

Professor Brian Ferguson Director of the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory

Mr Howard Gilfillan Former Head Teacher, Branksome Comprehensive School, Darlington

Professor Ruth Hall Regional Director, Health Protection Agency, South West

Mr Alasdair Hogarth Head Teacher, Archbishops School, Canterbury

Ms Amanda Hoey Director, Consumer Health Consulting Limited

Mr Andrew Hopkin Assistant Director, Local Environment, Derby City Council

Dr Ann Hoskins Deputy Regional Director of Public Health, NHS North West

Ms Muriel James Secretary for the Northampton Healthy Communities Collaborative and the King Edward Road Surgery Patient Participation Group

Professor David R Jones Professor of Medical Statistics, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

Dr Matt Kearney General Practitioner, Castlefields, Runcorn and GP Public Health Practitioner, Knowsley

Ms Valerie King Designated Nurse for Looked After Children for Northampton PCT, Daventry and South Northants PCT and Northampton General Hospital. Public Health Skills Development Nurse, Northampton PCT

CHAIR Professor Catherine Law Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, University College London Institute of Child Health

Ms Sharon McAteer Public Health Development Manager, Halton and St Helens PCT

Mr David McDaid Research Fellow, Health and Social Care and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), London School of Economics and Political Science

Professor Klim McPherson Visiting Professor of Public Health Epidemiology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford

Professor Susan Michie Professor of Health Psychology, BPS Centre for Outcomes Research & Effectiveness, University College London

Dr Mike Owen General Practitioner, William Budd Health Centre, Bristol

Ms Jane Putsey Lay Representative. Chair of Trustees of the Breastfeeding Network

Dr Mike Rayner Director of British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford

Mr Dale Robinson Chief Environmental Health Officer, South Cambridgeshire District Council

Ms Joyce Rothschild School Improvement Adviser, Solihull Local Authority

Dr Tracey Sach Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, University of East Anglia

Professor Mark Sculpher Professor of Health Economics, Centre for Economics (CHE), University of York

Dr David Sloan Retired Director of Public Health

Dr Dagmar Zeuner Joint Director of Public Health, Hammersmith and Fulham PCT

Expert cooptees to PHIAC:

Mrs Joan Harris School Nurse, Bath and North East Somerset PCT

Ms Sarah Smart Development Manager, PSHE Subject Association

Expert testimony to PHIAC:

Professor Ian Gilmore President, Royal College of Physicians

Mr Andrew McNeill Director, Institute of Alcohol Studies

Ms Rhian Stone Independent Public Policy Consultant

Dr Linda Wright Alcohol Health Promotion Researcher and Writer

NICE Project Team

Professor Mike Kelly
CPHE Director

Simon Ellis
Associate Director

Dr Louise Millwards
Lead Analyst

Dr Hilary Chatterton

Dr Una Canning

Dr Caroline Mulvihill

Dr Bhash Naidoo
Technical Adviser (Health Economics)

External contractors

External reviewers

The National Collaborating Centre for Drug Prevention (NCCDP) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) carried out the effectiveness review. The authors were: Lisa Jones, Tom Jefferson, Clare Lushey, Michela Morleo, Harry Sumnall, Karl Witty and Mark Bellis.

The Centre for Health Planning and Management at the University of Keele carried out the economic appraisal. The authors were: Marilyn James and Elizabeth Stokes.

Both reports were amalgamated into one document.


The fieldwork was carried out by the NCCDP at LJMU, in conjunction with HIT, a Merseyside-based training and health promotion organisation.