Public Health Reform Delivering for Communities - Measuring What Matters

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Invited speaker at this event for Scotland's new national Public Health Reform body. My talk focused on Measuring What Matters for communities as a way to address persistent health inequalities. The invitation to speak stemmed from my project Measuring Humanity:

Public Health Reform is a collaboration between National and Local Government. Local Government are providers of key services which have a direct impact on health and wellbeing, such as housing, planning, leisure, recreation and environmental health. All of these directly impact on the health of the population.

This event focused on developing and describing the future relationship of local government with the emerging public health landscape, including Public Health Scotland.

The event was chaired by Sally Loudon and Professor Jim McGoldrick and included contributions from senior leaders from across local government including SOLACE and the Improvement Service.


The event was aimed at predominately senior managers and leaders from across the wider local government family, however, the audience also includes delegates from Scottish Government, third sector organisations, health and social care and public health. The event was fully subscribed.

There were 8 workshop sessions planned.
Period23 Sep 2019
Held atPublic Health Reform , United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • public health reform
  • measuring humanity
  • measuring what matters
  • health policy
  • outcomes