Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Training placements

Local authorities

To be awarded a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), every registrar needs to spend a minimum of 18 months working on placement in a local authority (LA).  All registrars start their training in a LA, as agreed with and allocated by the Head of School.  Many registrars rotate through several LA placements during their training in order to experience public health issues and practice in different populations.  During each placement, registrars are supported and guided by their allocated educational supervisors to learn through observing, participating and leading on pieces of public health service work relevant to the local population and appropriate to their level of experience. 

Health protection

Following successful completion of the Part A MFPH exam, all registrars need to complete a minimum of 3 months in a health protection placement. 

During this placement, registrars will have a primary base at one of three Public Health England locations in South, North or West Yorkshire.  In addition, registrars from all locations will participate in the rota for the Acute Response Centre (ARC) which is located in Blenheim House, Leeds.

To facilitate a shared induction period, all health protection placements will begin on one of three dates:

· First Wednesday in August

· First Wednesday in December

· First Wednesday in April

Once this placement has been completed and registrars have been signed off as competent, they may participate on the local health protection on-call rota.

At the end of a health protection placement, every trainee should complete the health protection end of placement form

Academic Public Health

Yorkshire and the Humber registrars are served by excellent local universities with strong academic public health departments. These placements not only help registrars sign off the relevant academic learning outcomes, they also provide valuable experience in designing and delivering research projects, writing up research for publication and dissemination, teaching UK and international students and applying for research grants including PhD fellowships.

There are educational supervisors at the following academic institutions where placements can take place:

 A list of registrar publications can be found here

All registrars are able to spend a short placement in one of the academic units in Yorkshire & Humber writing up their dissertation, or other work, for publication.  This can occur at any time during training.

Subsequent placements

After passing the MFPH exams registrars take an active role in choosing their subsequent placements, with the aim of achieving a broad and representative experience of public health, whilst developing specialist interests and more advanced skills to facilitate transition from registrar to consultant. 

Placements can be arranged according to educational need and career intent. Options include further experience at different local authorities, and more specialist placements such as at Public Health England, the Department of Health, university placements and NHS organisations.  Our school also supports consideration of alternative, more unique training opportunities, including international placements, so long as their educational merits can be demonstrated and the relevant approvals are obtained (see here for further information).  The school currently has regular placements at West Yorkshire Police and at the COMDIS site in Swaziland, with information on the latter accessed on the link below:

Our school also supports trainees who wish to pursue a year out of programme on the Future Leaders Programme, which offers the chance to develop skills in personal leadership by designing and delivering focused projects, with the supervision of an experienced clinical leader.  More details can be found here.

Whenever there are changes to work location or personal contact details please contact Amanda Cartwright


Registrar Publications

Registar Publications (2013 to current)

Journal Articles

Black M, Barnes A, Baxter S, Beynon C, Clowes M, Dallat M, Davies A, Furber A, Goyder E, Jeffery C, Kritsotakis E, Strong M (2018). Learning across the UK: A review of public health systems and policy approaches to early child development since political devolution. The Journal of Public Health (provisionally accepted).

Black M, Karki J, Lee A.C.K, Makai P, Baral Y, Kritsotakis E.I, Bernier, A, Fossier Heckmann A (2018). The Health Risks of Informal Waste Workers in the Kathmandu Valley: A cross-sectional survey. Public Health, 166: 10-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.09.026

Black M, Joseph V, Mott L, Maheswaran R (2018). Re: Letter to the Editor of Public Health in response to “Increasing inequality in childhood obesity in primary schools in a northern English town.” Public Health, 165: 154. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.07.015

Black M, Joseph V, Mott L, Maheswaran R (2018). Increasing inequality in childhood obesity in primary schools in a northern English town. Public Health, 158: 9-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.01.033

Leigh-Hunt N., Bagguley D., Bash K., Turner V., Turnbull S., Valtorta, N, Caan, W. An overview of systematic reviews on the public health consequences of social isolation and loneliness, Public Health 2017 doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.07.035.

Jesurasa A, Mackenzie K, Jordan H, Goyder E. What factors facilitate engagement with flipped classrooms used in preparation for postgraduate medical membership examinations? Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 2017 (In press).

Hynes C, Jesurasa A, Evans P, Mitchell C. Vitamin D supplementation for women before and during pregnancy: an update of the guidelines, evidence and role of the GP and practice nurse. British Journal of General Practice, 2017. (In press)

Elston JWTCartwright C, Ndumbi P, Wright J. The health impact of the 2014–15 Ebola outbreak. Public Health 2017;143: 60-70.

Walker I, Baral S, Wei X, Huque R, Khan M A, Walley J, Newell J, Elsey H. Multidrug-Resistant tuberculosis treatment programmes insufficiently consider co-morbid mental disorders. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2017; 21:6 (in press)

A Lee, A Vedio, E Liu, S Salway, J Horsley, A Jesurasa. Determinants of uptake of hepatitis B testing and health-seeking by migrant Chinese in the UK: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 2017. (In submission)

Hall, M.L.,  Lee, A.C.K.,  Cartwright, C.,  Maharatta, S.,  Karki, J.,  Simkhada, P. The 2015 Nepal earthquake disaster: lessons learned one year on. Public Health; 2017, 145: 39-44

Walker I, Lord P, and Farragher T. Variations in dementia diagnosis in England and association with general practice characteristics. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 2017 (in press) doi:10.1017/S146342361700007X

Walker I, Gibson S and Eapen-Simon S. Dental Public Health In Action: Putting Oral Health on the Local Public Health Agenda. Community Dental Health. 2017 (In Press)

Geary RS, Tomes C, et al. Actual and preferred contraceptive sources among young people: findings from the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. BMJ Open. 2016;6(9):e011966. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011966.

Lomas J, Schmitt L, Cooper D, et al.  A pharmaco-economic approach to assessing the costs and benefits of air quality interventions that improve health: a case study.  BMJ Open 2016;6:e010686. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010686.

Walker, I., Leigh-Hunt, N. and Lee, A.C.K. Redesign and commissioning of sexual health services in England – a qualitative study. Public Health, Volume 139, October 2016, Pages 134–140.

Perry AE, Woodhouse R, Neilson M, Martyn-St James M, Glanville JM, Hewitt C et al. Are Non-Pharmacological Interventions Effective in Reducing Drug Use and Criminality? A Systematic and Meta-Analytical Review with an Economic Appraisal of These Interventions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(10)

Elston JWT, Moosa AJ, Moses F, Walker G, Dotta N, Waldman RJ, Wright J. Impact of the Ebola outbreak on health systems and population health in Sierra Leone. Journal of Public Health 2015;doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv158.

Leigh-Hunt N, Stroud L, Murdoch Eaton D and Rudolf M. A qualitative study of enablers and barriers influencing the incorporation of social accountability values into organisational culture: a perspective from two medical schools. Israeli Journal of Health Policy Research. 4(48) DOI: 10.1186/s13584-015-0044-5

Leigh-Hunt N and Perry A. A Systematic Review of Interventions for Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD in Adult Offenders.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 2015; 59 (7) 701-725.

Oto A, Elston J, Nsutebu EF Sepsis in Africa: practical steps to stem the tide. Pan African Medical Journal 2015; 21:323

Tait C, The structural validity and fairness of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) in the UK general population. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies: International Journal Supplement: Understanding Society Scientific Conference, University of Essex, July 2015, Abstracts 2015 Volume 6 Issue 3 Supplement Page 48-9

Ingold K and Hicks F. Using a Public Health Approach to improve end of life care:  results and discussion of a health needs assessment undertaken in a large city in northern England. British Medical Journal Supportive and Palliative Care, 2015; 5(2):200-2. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000662.

L Preston, J Turner, A Booth, C O'Keeffe, F Campbell, A Jesurasa, K Cooper, E Goyder. Is there a relationship between surgical case volume and mortality in congenital heart disease services? A rapid evidence review. BMJ Open 2015;5:e009252 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009252

J Turner, L Preston, A Booth, C O’Keeffe, F Campbell, A Jesurasa, K Cooper and E Goyder. What evidence is there for a relationship between organisational features and patient outcomes in congenital heart disease services? A rapid review. Health Serv Deliv Res 2014;2(43).

Walker, I. Letter: The need for effective lobbying by England’s public health community. BMJ 2014; 348:g1103

Perry AE, Neilson M, Martyn-St James M, Glanville JM, McCool R, Duffy S, et al. Interventions for female drug-using offenders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014(1).

Perry AE, Neilson M, Martyn-St James M, Glanville JM, McCool R, Duffy S, et al. Interventions for drug-using offenders with co-occurring mental illness. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014(1).

Perry AE, Neilson M, Martyn-St James M, Glanville JM, McCool R, Duffy S, et al. Pharmacological interventions for drug-using offenders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013(12).

Mshelia, C, Huss, R., Mirzoev, T., Elsey, H., Baine, S. O., Aikins, M., Kamuzora, P., Bosch Capblanch, X., Raven, J., Wyss, K., Green, A., Martineau, T. (2013) Can action research strengthen district health management and improve health workforce performance? A research protocol. BMJ Open. Aug 30;3(8):e003625. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003625

Elston J, Hinnit I, Batson S, Noakes C, Wright J, Walley J, Humphreys C. Infection Control in a Developing World Health Estate Journal, Nov 2013: 45-50

Summers, R., Elsey, H., Moore, M., Roderick, P. (2013) Weight Loss Surgery for non morbidly obese populations with type 2 diabetes: is this an acceptable option to patients? Journal of Primary Health Care Research & Development April 2013 doi:10.1017/S146342361300025X

Cooper D, Petherick E, Wright J. The association between binge drinking and birth outcomes: results from the Born in Bradford Cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2013. Oct;67(10):821-8

Kliner M, Knight A, Mamvura C, Wright J, Walley J. Does no cost mobile phone reminders using 'buzzing' improve attendance for HIV test results: before and after evaluation in rural Swaziland. Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2013, 2:12

Cooper D, Petherick E, Wright J. Clustering of lifestyle related risk factors in pregnancy women: preliminary results from the Born in Bradford Cohort study. Public Health; 2013, 127(11), Pages 1034–1037.

Kliner, M; Knight, A; Elston, JHumphreys, C; Mamvura, C; Wright, J; Walley Developing and testing models of TB contact tracing in rural Southern Africa. Journal of Public Health Action 2013; 3(4): 299–303.

Cooper D. Midwifery led alcohol education. Lancet UK Policy Matters 2013 [Epub March 14 2013].

J. R. Crick. R Firth, S Padfield and A Newton. An outbreak of measles in a prison in Yorkshire, England, December 2012–January 2013. Epidemiology and Infection, available on CJO2013. doi:10.1017/S0950268813002008.

Kelly G, Crick J, Hall T. Alcohol attendance within the emergency department. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2013 Oct;30(10):873-4. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2013-203113.18.

MacGuire, F.A.S., Renfrew, MJ., McFadden, A (2013). Born still but still born: Understanding Stillbirth. Primary Health Care Women's Health Journal, p26-28.


Oral Presentations

Gilbert A. Making the case for investment in science to enhance epidemic preparedness: Policy case studies. American Public Health Association, 13 November 2018. 

Gilbert A. Learning as a system – use of a multi-agency constructivedebriefto drive improvements in preventing and responding to outbreaks. Oral presentation of ePoster. Public Health England Annual Conference, 11 September 2018. 

Gilbert A & Evans G. A whole system approach to an outbreak of measles in Leeds. Public Health England Annual Conference 2018, 11 September 2018.

Black M. Sociodemographic characteristics and health risks of Informal Waste Workers in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. International Health Conference, Oxford, 28th-30th June 2018.

McAuslane, H. & Gilbert, A. Outbreak of Measles in Leeds, November and December 2017. 5 Nations Health Protection Conference. Belfast, 23 April 2018.

Cronin, M., Gilbert, A., Utsi, L., Hughes, G., Watson, M. & McAuslane, H.  Informing public health action through mapping to identify high risk populations during a measles outbreak in Leeds, 2017. Public Health Research and Science Conference. 20 March 2018.

Elston J, Inequities in access to maternal and child healthcare and poor child outcomes in a rural area of Sierra Leone: first findings of a mixed methods study. Research and Applied Epidemiology Scientific Conference, Public Health England, 2017.

Gilbert A. “Grasping the nettle – crisis to opportunity”. Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Training Conference, 22 June 2017. 

Gilbert A. “Health Protection in a connected world”. Science City York: Tech Digest. 30 March 2017.

Elston J, Large outbreak of giardiasis linked to a swimming pool. European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016.

A Jesurasa, K Mackenzie, H Jordan, E Goyder. “Flipping” Part A: What factors facilitate the use of a flipped classroom model in preparation for postgraduate membership examinations. Association of Medical Education in Europe, Barcelona. August 2016

Walker I, Development and Implementation of Supervision and Patient Support Approach in Multi drug resistant TB management programme in Nepal. South East Asia TB Union Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal. May 2016.

Elston J, Impact of Ebola on health systems, vaccination programmes and health. Estimating the full public health value of vaccines, Fondation Merieux, Annecy, France, 2016.

Elston J, Health screening in a high HIV/TB incidence setting. Public Health England Annual Conference, 2014.

A Jesurasa, M Cronin, A Lee, L Inamadar. Using epidemiological analysis to influence commissioners- Where are the hotspots? Field Epidemiology Scientific Meeting, Birmingham. March 2014

A Jesurasa, J Mukherjee. Communicating with patients: A Brave New World. North of England Education Conference, Sheffield. January 2013


Poster Presentations

Black M. Learning across the UK: A systematic review of systems and policies for public health since devolution. Public Health England Annual Conference 11- 12th September, 2018.

Black M. Increasing inequality in childhood obesity in primary schools in a northern English town. Yorkshire and Humber Sector led Improvement Conference 9th Feb 2018.  Available at:

Turner V, Flemming K. Review of the palliative care needs of people with motor neurone disease and informal caregivers. Hospice UK Conference, Telford. November 2018.

A Jesurasa, J Horsley. Factors influencing caregivers' decisions to consult traditional healers regarding their children in Southwest Uganda. Faculty of Public Health Conference, Telford. June 2017

A Jesurasa, J Mukherjee, S Cockayne, F Quhill, S Kebbell. Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy: How should this risk be monitored? British Society for Rheumatology Conference, Birmingham. April 2017

Ingold K, Cameron I, Frearson A, Thomson H, Squire C, Burkhardt J, Munton, J.  Applying transformational public health leadership to healthy living services to maximise impact outside our traditional scope.  Faculty of Public Health Conference, June 2016

Elston J, A large outbreak of giardiasis linked to a swimming pool: implications for outbreak investigation. Public Health England Annual Conference 2016.

Ingold K, Cameron I, Frearson A, Thomson H, Squire C, Lowe D,  Munton, J.  Leadership in a time of change:  applying transformational public health leadership to perform magic.  Future Leaders Conference, Leeds.   March 2016.

A Jesurasa, M Ayya. L Rittey,  J Mukherjee. Teaching 'Life-Saving Skills to Parents': Taking the opportunity to deliver a public education service. Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Barcelona. August 2016

Leigh-Hunt, N. Public Health England Annual Conference: Visualising value for money in Public Health. Sep 2016

Neilson M, Bindra R. Resistance fighters: the collaborative public health response to a case of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in a non-compliant patient. Public Health England Annual Conference, Warwick University, 2015.

Walker I, Leigh-Hunt N. and Lee ACK. Redesign and commissioning of sexual health services in England – a qualitative study. Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Conference. Nov 2015.

Ingold, K, Brierley S, McCullough, B.  New Communities In Bradford.  Faculty of Public Health Conference, 2015.

A JesurasaR Speare, E Goyder. Targeting smoking parents in the Emergency Department: Challenges for the Frontline in Moving “Five Years Forward”. Public Health England Conference, Coventry. September 2015.

Ingold, K, Brierley S, McCullough, B.  New Communities In Bradford.  Faculty of Public Health Conference, 2015.

Walker I, Variation in Dementia Diagnosis rates in England and Associations with Practice Characteristics. Faculty of Public Health Conference. July 2014.

Ingold, K. End of Life Care:  The Final Social Justice. Faculty of Public Health Conference, July 2014.

Ingold K and Hicks F. Using Public Health Intelligence to Improve End of Life Care.  Public Health England National Cancer Outcomes Conference, June 2014.

Ingold, K.  Industrialising Public Health Action Across a Large Acute Hospital Trust.  Public Health England Annual Conference September 2014.

Leigh-Hunt, N. Public Health England Annual Conference: Leeds Suicide Survey. Sep 2013.

Ingold, K and Williams T.  NOIDS:  The Impact of Changes in Legislation and Policy on Reporting Patterns.   Faculty of Public Health Conference, July 2013.

Elston J. Tackling tuberculosis by design. Public Health England Annual Conference 2013.