Centre Staff

Judy Kurth

Judy Kurth

Centre Director

Dr Christopher Gidlow

Dr Chris Gidlow

Academic Director

Dr Rachel Massie

Dr Rachel Massie

Research Officer

Fiona McCormack

Fiona McCormack

Research Officer

Suzie Kelly

Suzie Kelly

Research Assistant

Esther Knight

Esther Knight

Centre Administrator (0.5FTE)

Ian Pitts

Ian Pitts

Communications Officer (0.2FTE)

Doctoral Researchers

Louise Summerfield

Louise Summerfield

Researcher

Kostas Spyropoulos

Kostas Spyropoulos

Researcher

Associate Directors

Our Associate Directors work with us voluntarily with mutual benefits

June Sampson

June Sampson

Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Staffordshire University

Dr Peter Kevern

Dr Peter Kevern

Associate Professor in Values in Care, Staffordshire University

Dr Naomi Ellis

Dr Naomi Ellis

Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health, Staffordshire University

Board Members

The CHAD Board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the centre.

Professor Sian Griffiths

Professor Siân Griffiths OBE

Independent Chair

Dr Nigel Thomas

Dr Nigel Thomas

Dean of School of Life Sciences and Education

Professor Zafar Iqbal

Professor Zafar Iqbal

Consultant in Public Health, Stoke on Trent City Council

Founding Member of CHAD

Professor Aliko Ahmed

Professor Aliko Ahmed

Director of PHE for the East of England

Founding Member of CHAD

Dr Richard Harling

Dr Richard Harling

Director of Health and Care, Staffordshire County Council

Mona Fouad M.D., M.P.H.

Mona Fouad M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Dr Lesley Mountford

Dr Lesley Mountford

Director of Public Health, Stoke on Trent City Council

Professor Ieuan Ellis

Professor Ieuan Ellis

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Partnerships and Region), Staffordshire University

David Kidney

David Kidney

Chief Executive, UK Public Health Register

Dr Ann Ewens

Dr Ann Ewens

Dean of School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University

Soili Larkin

Soili Larkin

Consultant in Public Health (Healthcare Public Health and Workforce) at Public Health England

Judy Kurth

Judy Kurth

Centre Director

Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team monitors the centre activities and budget.

Dr Nigel Thomas

Dr Nigel Thomas

Dean of School of Life Sciences and Education

Professor Zafar Iqbal

Professor Zafar Iqbal

Consultant in Public Health, Stoke on Trent City Council

Founding Member of CHAD

Judy Kurth

Judy Kurth

Centre Director

Professor Marc Jones

Professor Marc Jones

Associate Dean for Scholarship, Enterprise and Research

Dr Ann Ewens

Dr Ann Ewens

Dean of School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University

Esther Knight

Esther Knight

Centre Administrator

Karen Bryson

Karen Bryson

Public Health & Prevention Lead, Staffordshire County Council

Rachel Whitworth

Rachel Whitworth

Finance Business Partner – Schools (BLE, CDT & LSE)

Honorary Associates

Dr Elizabeth Boath

Dr Elizabeth Boath

Associate Professor in Health and National Teaching Fellow, Staffordshire University

Professor Karen Rodham

Professor Karen Rodham

Professor of Health Psychology, Staffordshire University

Dr Jamie Barker

Dr Jamie Barker

Associate Professor of Applied Performance Psychology, Staffordshire University

Dr Peter Kevern

Dr Peter Kevern

Associate Professor in Values in Care, Staffordshire University

Professor Mehtap Hisarciklilar-Riegler

Professor Mehtap Hisarciklilar-Riegler

Associate Professor of Economics, Staffordshire University

Ana Francis

Ana Francis

Associate Professor in Fine Art and Social Practices, Staffordshire University

Professor Patrick Saunders

Professor Patrick Saunders

Professor in Public Health, University of Birmingham

Dr Rachel Povey

Dr Rachel Povey

Associate Professor in Health Psychology, Staffordshire University

Professor Marc Jones

Professor Marc Jones

Associate Dean for Scholarship, Enterprise and Research

Dr Marcus Chilaka

Dr Marcus Chilaka

Senior Tutor in Health and Social Care, University of Bedfordshire

Professor Mike Dent

Professor Mike Dent

Emeritus Professor, Staffordshire University

Dr Rachel Bolton-King

Dr Rachel Bolton-King

Associate Professor of Forensic Science, Staffordshire University.

Dr Jackie Reynolds

Dr Jackie Reynolds

Public Engagement (with Research) Fellow, Keele University

Dr Jim Radcliffe

Dr Jim Radcliffe,

Honorary Fellow, School of Health and Social Care

Professor Peter Oakes

Professor Peter Oakes

Professor of Clinical Psychology, Staffordshire University

Programme Management Group

The Programme Management Group meets 4 times per annum and is chaired by Associate Professor Dr Chris Gidlow, CHAD’s Academic Director. PMG membership comprises academics across the University plus representatives of voluntary and community sector organisations.