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choosing“Choosing to Train in Public Health” – ebook

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.


Medical Sociology and Public Health – Prezi

Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 10.41.53A summary presentation of sociological theories relevant to Public Health. Delivered to Public Health Registrars in preparation for the MFPH Part A exam.

“A whistlestop tour for public health registrars”


Public Health and Social Media – PreziScreen Shot 2014-06-18 at 10.43.14

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.

“Public Health and Social Media: Getting the Message Out”

Blogs for The Lifestyle Elf

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:

Blogs for The Mental Elf

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:

Public Health Twitter Journal Club (#PHTwitJC)

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.

For more information visit the website or tweet @PHTwitJC

Public Health MPhil Dissertation (2011)

susMy 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”

Bean Around The World – Blog

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…!

Any students interested in public health or epidemiology may find the following posts particularly useful:

Anyone preparing for MFPH Part A may find these posts useful:


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