Future shaping

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 Mat Jones, Professor in Public Health and Community Development, University of the West of England; Co-Chair of Healthy Universities
  • Hazel Wright, Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Teesside University; Co-Chair of Healthy Universities
  • Charlotte Smith, Healthy University Co-ordinator, University of Central Lancashire
  • Julia Pointon-Haas, Head of Advice and Wellbeing, King’s College London Students’ Union and PhD Candidate, King’s College London
  • Dr Liz Jenkinson, Associate Professor, University of the West of England
  • Monica Kanwar, Director of Workplace Health and Safety, University of York

Advisory Group

Terms of Reference:

  1. To work in close collaboration with the UK Healthy Universities Network Leadership Team and support its members in pursuing and achieving the Network’s vision and aspirations.
  2. 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.
  3. To advise on the development of the UK Healthy Universities Network, with a view to ensuring its future resilience.
  4. To advise the UK Healthy Universities Network on how best to engage with and position itself within current and future higher education, public health and related policy contexts.
  5. To strengthen the Network’s UK-wide focus, engaging with and fostering collaboration between relevant organisations working both within and across the four nations.
  6. To advise and support the Network in positioning itself within the global Healthy Universities movement and other relevant international contexts.



  • 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

  • Michael Weatherup, Department for Economy
  • Hilary Johnston, Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland
  • Shauna Smyth, Head of Student Disability and Wellbeing Services, Queen’s University Belfast


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


  • Jane Johns, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
  • Gemma Cox, Public Health Wales
  • Ian Munton, Aberystwyth University


  • TBC, Advance-HE
  • John de Pury, Universities UK
  • Jim McManus, Association of Directors of Public Health
  • TBC, Student Minds