Supporting the wider community

Network Structure & Governance


Leadership Team

Terms of Reference:

  1. To provide strategic and operational leadership to the UK Healthy Universities Network.
  2. To strengthen the Network in pursuing and achieving its vision and aspirations.
  3. To enhance the Network’s position and influence within higher education and public health policy landscapes.
  4. To strengthen the Network’s current and future sustainability.
  5. To work in close collaboration with the Network’s Advisory Group.


  • Prof. Mark Dooris, Professor in Health & Sustainability, University of Central Lancashire (Current Chair)
  • Julia Haas, Student Wellbeing & Welfare Manager, King’s College London Students’ Union
  • Dr Liz Jenkinson, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England
  • Dr Mat Jones, Associate Professor, University of the West of England
  • Monica Kanwar, Director of Health, Safety and Sustainability, University of Hertfordshire
  • Hazel Wright, Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Teesside University

Advisory Group

Terms of Reference:

  1. To position the UK Healthy Universities Network within current and future policy contexts, liaising as necessary with appropriate organisations.
  2. To advise on the development of the UK Healthy Universities Network, with a view to ensuring its future resilience.
  3. To advocate for whole university and whole system approaches to health, wellbeing and sustainability – drawing on the Okanagan International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges.



  • Amy Norton, Office for Students
  • Loretta Sollars, Department of Health & Social Care/Office for Health Improvement & Disparities
  • Paul Dodsley, English Universities – Nottingham Trent University
  • Judy Orme – English Universities – University of the West of England

Northern Ireland

  • VACANT, Department for Economy
  • Hilary Johnston, Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland
  • VACANT, Northern Irish Universities


  • Helen Raftopoulos, Scottish Funding Council
  • Dr Eileen Scott, Public Health Scotland
  • Karen Hicks, Scottish Universities – Queen Margaret University


  • Jane Johns, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
  • VACANT, Public Health Wales
  • VACANT, Welsh Universities


  • Doug Parkin, Advance-HE
  • John de Pury, Universities UK
  • Jim McManus, Association of Directors of Public Health