Director of Public Health,
Jim McManus is Vice-President of the UK Association of Directors of Public Health and Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire, a county of 1.2million people.
Jim is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has worked in public health for some time, and has long experience of working across all areas of public health. During Covid he has delivered a range of national roles as well as leading the local public health response to Covid.
Jim co-created the national public mental health collaborative for Covid-19 and co-chaired the national review of suicide prevention plans in England. He has just completed three years as Chair of the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network and was a co-author of the National Strategy for Behavioural Science in Public Health. Jim is a Trustee of St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney, one of the largest and oldest hospices in the UK. He was a Health Foundation Generation Q Fellow at Ashridge Business School and has a strong interest in quality improvement in services. Outside work his interests include powerlifting, which he took up to help recovery from Cancer, cycling and history.