The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) has operated as a self-governing professional network since its inception in 2007 In 2013 the ADsPH proposed to bring together public health networks across England under a common set of general principles and protocols. Formal affiliation of the Yorkshire and Humber network to the ADsPH commenced in 2014.

Our Purpose : To support the delivery of better public health outcomes in Yorkshire and Humber.

How we work:

  • Leadership : Provide public health leadership in the region and speak with a collective voice for public health in Yorkshire & Humber.
  • Influence : Generate influence and impact on key stakeholders and create alignment with other regional and national networks.
  • Public Health Development : Professional development support, oversee public health training and development processes and create and use a sector led improvement process to identify standards and develop best practice.
  • Collaboration : Agree direction and work programmes for areas where collaboration has benefit/greater impact and undertake collective advocacy work for key PH priorities in the region

The ADPH Y&H have commissioned the development of this website in order to provide a 21st century platform that can actively support the development, capacity and capability of our workforce. The website has been designed to provide a single point of access to a wide range of collaborative and social learning opportunities. We would welcome any comments and suggestions on how we can improve this website for you, please use the ‘contact us’ menu option.


YH ADPH Network

Updates and Blogs from the Network

Anna Hartley

Director of Public Health, Barnsley Council

Sarah Muckle (Chair)

Director of Public Health, City of Bradford Metropolitian District Council

Deborah Harkins

Director of Public Health, Calderdale Council

Rachael Leslie

Deputy Director of Public Health, Doncaster City Council

Andy Kingdom

Director of Public Health, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Julia Weldon

Director of Public Health, Hull City Council

Rachel Spencer-Henshall

Director of Public Health, Kirklees Council

Victoria Eaton FFPH

Director of Public Health, Leeds City Council

Louise Wallace

Director of Public Health, North Yorkshire County Council

Ben Anderson

Director of Public Health, Rotherham Council

Greg Fell

Director of Public Health, Sheffield Council

Steve Turnbull

Interim Director of Public Health, Wakefield Council

Peter Roderick

Director of Public Health, City of York