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Ever since I have completed my BSc in Nursing, my passion for Public Health is what has driven my career for the past 21 years both in the UK and Canada. My career started as a PH Nurse followed by Project Manager for Youth Mental Health services. Once I moved to the UK, further experience was gained in:
-Clinical Lead and Project Management in the context of NHS Health Visiting/Public Health England/Local Authority. As Clinical Lead for Health Visiting/School Nursing, I was leading on performance/change management, commissioning contract management, Key Performance Indicator/Data monitoring and analysis, and operational management including budget controls. Experience of health strategy and policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation was also gained as evidenced by development of local practice guidance such as Infant Nutrition Policy for Brent LNWH (2016).
-In my years as UNICEF BFI Program/Project Manager for Infant Nutrition/Healthy Weight services, I have been leading on program improvement plan for NHS Brent Community Health to advance standards of care, by providing service development strategies, collaborative work with community partners, delivering/monitoring UNICEF/iHV training standards, auditing, publishing in academic journals (CPHVA July 2017), presenting at professional conferences (iHV 2018), and leading on Public Health delivery programs. In this role I continued to work closely with Local Authority public health services and commissioners, as well as community stakeholders such as Midwifery and GP services, and Children Centres.
-In my role with Public Health England (PHE), I worked as Population Health Manager developing priorities to ensure population health improvement including: maintaining and enhancing quality of existing services, supporting patient and public engagement through insight and community approaches to engagement, reduction of inequalities through setting of realistic health objectives, and ensuring effectiveness of interventions. This resulted in the publication of PHE Guidance (published in July 23rd 2019) at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/820673/Strength_
1. CPHVA Child Obesity Overview 2017
2. PHE 2019 Guidance on Strength and Balance Quality Markers
3. Westminster Family Hubs Guidance 2020