Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Key Contact

The Head of School for public health training in Yorkshire and the Humber is Val Barker

Contact: Programme Support

School Structure

The school is lead and supported by:

Head of School: Val Barker

Training Programme Directors: Shirley Brierley and Susan Hird

Programme Support Co-ordinator:  Claire Robertson

Programme Support Officer: Amanda Cartwright 

To contact the programme support team, click here . We aim to respond to all queries to the school mailbox within 3 working days of receipt, but it is usually within 24 hours.


There are several committees within the school:

School Management Committee

Chair: Val Barker 

Faculty Advisor: Phil Ayers 

Dental: Jenny Godson 

Training Advisory Group

Chair: Carrie Abbott

Specialist Registrar Committee (SRC)

SRC Co-chairs: Richard James and Michelle Horridge

IT Rep: Shannon Kennedy

ePortfolio Rep: Peter Hudson

Academic Rep: Clare Foster

HPT Rota Rep: Matt Greensmith

Health Protection Rep: Alex Mcnamarra 

DFPH exam (previously Part A) Coordinator: Jess Dunphy and Emily Reed

MFPH exam (previously Part B) Coordinator: Jaimee Wylam

BMA Rep: Nina Amedzro

Conference Reps 2022/23: Jess Dunphy, Charlotte Crocker, Emily Reed and Nina Amedzro / Lucy Kempster, Kate Grey, and Sulia Celebi 

Social secretary: TBC

Global Health Champion: Steph Gissing 

Sustainability Champion: Rachel Crossley and Charlotte Crocker

Practitioner Programme: Anna Brook

Equality, diversity and inclusion reps: Helen Watson (until Aug 2022), Pippa Bird (from Aug 2022) and Amy Martin