Prof Jim McManus OCDS, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, FFPH, FRSB, CharteredFCIPD
Jim is Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire and Vice-President of the Association of Directors of Public Health.
He is a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Public Health Specialist as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is a Health Foundation Generation Q Quality Improvement Fellow. Jim has worked in local government, the voluntary sector, NHS and commercial sectors on range of issues from drugs and alcohol to older people, end of life care, mental health, suicide prevention, sexual health, HIV and equality. Jim is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, Honorary Professor at the University of Hertfordshire.
He is a Trustee of St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney; Vice–Chair of the Healthcare Executive Group for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and President of the Guild of Health and St Raphael.
In 2011 he was awarded the Good Samaritan Medal for excellence in healthcare by Pope Benedict XVI, the highest honour for health the Vatican can award (previous holders of the medal include Sir Andrew Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin).