Public Health - About Us

The School is one of the Specialty Schools in the Health Education North West  The school follows HENW policies and processes that meet the standards and guidance for training in place from the United Kingdom General Medical Council. The Public Health curriculum itself is designed by the Faculty of Public Health, our responsible professional college. Training in Public Health is multidisciplinary: about half of our Specialty Registrars are from a medical background, and half from other professions. The Public Health School includes over 50 people on the specialist public health training programme.

The School of Public Health is overseen by the School Board, which is advisory to the Postgraduate Dean. The Board meets at least twice yearly. 

There are three sub programmes in the North West School of Public Health. An individual Specialty Registrar will normally be part of one of the three programmes throughout their training. However, they might take advantage of special training opportunities in other sub programmes, especially later in training. Specialty Registrars form all three programmes complete the Liverpool MPH in their first year.

Training Programme Directors:

Dr Muna I Abdel Aziz
MBBS, MD, MPH, PhD, CCST, FFPH
Consultant in Public Health
Families and Wellbeing
Warrington Borough Council
New Town House, WA1 2NH
Tel: 01925 442032

Greater Manchester
Dr Eleanor Roaf

Consultant in Public Health
Children, Families and Wellbeing Directorate
Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Stretford
M32 0TH
Tel:  0161 912 1201

Cumbria and Lancashire
Dr Zakyeya Atcha
Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Public Health
Adult and Community Services
Lancashire County Council
Moor Lane Mills
Moor Lane
Lancaster
LA1 1QD
Office: 01772 539877

Email: zakyeya.atcha@lancashire.gov.uk

Dr Richard Jarvis

Head of School 

Consultant in Health Protection 

Cheshire &Merseyside Health Protection Team 

Richard.jarvis@phe.gov.uk

Tel: 0344 225 1295 (choose option 1 three times)


Stephen Atkinson 

Programme Support Business Manager 

Health Education England North West 

First Floor Regatta Place  

Brunswick Business Park Summers

Road Liverpool

L3 4BL

T. 0151 479 2577  

Admin Assistant: 0151 479 2591

E. Stephen.Atkinson@hee.nhs.uk 


Asmaa Yehia 

Programme Support  Officer 

Health Education England North West

First Floor Regatta Place  

Brunswick Business Park Summers

Road Liverpool

L3 4BL

 T. 0151 479 2585

E. asmaa.yehia@hee.nhs.uk