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Public Policy and Health

Appointments, Awards and Honours

Appointments & Awards

  • A book to which David Hunter and Linda Marks contributed a chapter won first prize in the public health category at the BMA Book Awards 2016. The chapter titled ‘Health inequalities in England’s changing public health system’ appears in a collection called Health Inequalities: critical perspectives edited by Katherine Smith, Sarah Hill and Clare Bambra and published by Oxford University Press in 2016.
  • Professor David Hunter's paper (Co-authored with Jonathan Erskine) “Doing transformational change in the English NHS in the context of 'big bang' redisorganisation: findings from the North East transformation system” published in Journal of Health Organization and Management 2015 Vol 29 1 E has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for further information click here.
  • Dr Duika Burges Watson (Durham University) and Dr Joanne Patterson (Newcastle University) were this week awarded a grant from the North East ESRC Societal and Economic Impact Acceleration Fund. The grant holders will work with the Northern Head and Neck Cancer Fund (HANC) to develop resources for living with altered eating difficulties.
  • Professor David Hunter has been appointed specialist advisor to the House of Commons Health Committee on its inquiry on the impact of the Health and Social Care reforms on the public health landscape.
  • Professor David Hunter joins the Honorary Scientific Board of the International Health Conference taking place at St Hugh's College, Oxford University between June 25th and 27th 2015
  • In January 2015, the CPPH impact case study by David Hunter and Linda Marks submitted to the REF2014 was selected by the Medical Schools Council for inclusion in its new publication, Health of the Nation: The impact of UK medical schools' research, which reports the very best medical research happening across the UK and its impact. For further information click here.
  • In July 2014, Dr Amelia Lake started to represent the British Dietetic Association as a member of the Department of Health Public Health Responsibility Deal Food network's high level steering group.
  • Prof. Ted Schrecker contributed a chapter to Governance for Development 2014-15, an annual publication produced for the UN Public Service Forum that was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 23-26 June 2014. He has also joined the editorial board of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (as associate editor for globalisation).
  • Professor David Hunter has been appointed as a Senior Fellow of the new Global Policy Institute at Durham University. The Institute aims to create a vibrant and multidisciplinary research community focused on the politics, policy and scholarship of contemporary global collective action problems. For further information on the Durham Global Policy Institute click here.
  • Jonathan Erskine appointed to the board of Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees, June 2014
  • In February 2014, Professor David Hunter was delighted to accept an invitation to join the Public Health journal International Editorial Board
  • Professor David Hunter is a Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Integrated Care at Emerald (2013-current)
  • Professor David Hunter, Centre for Public Policy and Health in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, has been re-appointed as a non executive director on the Board of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for a second term of appointment for three years from 1 November 2013. Since January 2013 he has been a member of NICE's Audit and Risk Committee.
  • David Hunter is a member of the Future of Demographic Change Advisory Group set up by the Government Office for Science's Foresight group. Foresight has been commissioned by the government to conduct a 6 month project addressing the implications of demographic change for the UK with an emphasis on how such trends will impact on the UK and what such trends mean for the UK population in terms of ageing and life expectancy, health and wellbeing, migration, north-south divide and so on. How the trends will impact on public spending, security, health and social policy, labour markets, infrastructure and resource scarcity are all issues to be considered.
  • Ted Schrecker's article on Interrogating scarcity: how to think about ‘resource-scarce settings’ was recently selected as the "Editor's Choice" for the issue of Health Policy & Planning
  • David Hunter was appointed special advisor to the House of Commons Communities & Local Government Committee on its inquiry into local authorities and public health (2012-13)
  • David Hunter is a member of the NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research (Commissioned) Board (appointed in 2012)
  • David Hunter is a member of the WHO Europe's Public Health Expert Reference Group (appointed in 2011)
  • David Hunter is a non-executive director on the board of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and a member of its Audit Committee (appointed in 2009)
  • David Hunter is an Appointed Governor on the Council of Governors of the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (appointed in 2009)