Dr Simon Howard's Presentation at "Mental Health and Well-Being: Contested Boundaries"

Published Date: 
Monday, 1 February 2016

Dr Simon Howard is a public health specialty registrar in North East England, due to complete his training in October 2016. Simon is currently working in the Health Protection Team of the Public Health England North East Centre leading a variety of strategic and reactive health protection work, and also working with Hartlepool Borough Council. He was the Editor-in-Chief for the Surveillance Volume of the 2012 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, which introduced novel ‘infographic’ displays of public health data. Dr Howard also worked with Professor Dame Sally Davies and Dr Nisha Mehta on the development of the 2013 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, Public Mental Health Priorities: Investing in the Evidence. Before entering specialty training, Simon was a Foundation Doctor in the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He completed an MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research in 2011.

Dr Howard lectures on public health at Newcastle University and Northumbria University, and is a Health & Medicine ‘Expert Author’ for Oxford Reference, most recently acting as the Public Health Specialty Contributor to the Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary (9th edition). He has a particular interest in the public health aspects of antimicrobial resistance, and the display and communication of data, especially in the field of nutrition. He is a member of the Faculty of Public Health, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and the Royal Society of Medicine.