Public health training – the route to becoming a public health consultant in the United Kingdom (UK) – is poorly understood by medical students, junior doctors and other public health professionals alike.
In this Codex we seek to introduces readers to the discipline of public health and career prospects during training and beyond. As well as offering insights into life as a registrar, the final chapter provides a comprehensive explanation of the recruitment process.
This ebook is available to buy from the Amazon Kindle store here.
A summary presentation of sociological theories relevant to Public Health. Delivered to Public Health Registrars in preparation for the MFPH Part A exam.
In 2013 I developed and delivered the following Prezi presentation at the ERTAG (Eastern Public Health Registrar Group) Spring Conference, and to Hertforshire County Council’s CPD session on social media.
The Lifestyle Elf is run by a small team of health and social care professionals who post regular updates to help you keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable information related to healthy lifestyle. For more information visit us via our website, facebook or twitter.
Blog posts I have written for The Lifestyle Elf include:
The Mental Elf is run by a team of more than 50 mental health experts who post daily updates summarising evidence-based publications relevant to mental health practice in the UK and further afield. For more information visit us via our website, facebook or twitter.
Blog posts I have written for The Mental Elf include:
In July 2011, Dr Kate Thomson and I co-founded the Public Health Twitter Journal Club.
The Public Health Twitter Journal Club provides a place where academics, students and practitioners in fields related to public health can discuss relevant publications. It works just like a traditional journal club except it is in the format of a ‘Twitter chat’.
It is an inclusive forum – anyone is welcome to contribute or follow the discussion. It was inspired by the original Twitter Journal Club, which focuses on research in clinical medicine.
My dissertation used a mixed-methods approach to report on the extent that sustainable healthcare teaching initiatives have been integrated into English medical schools, and to identify and explore change agents which were important in enabling such integration.
The full dissertation is hosted on the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare website and can be downloaded here: “Teaching sustainable healthcare to tomorrow’s doctors: a mixed method analysis of medical school innovations in England”
In 2010 I started a blog entitled “Bean Around The World” to support my preparation for the Faculty of Public Health membership exam (Part A). I intended for the blog to be a place for me to reflect and write up revision notes. However to my amazement, even though my last blogpost was in 2011, by 2014 it has had over 60,000 visits…!
Anyone preparing for MFPH Part A may find these posts useful: