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Public Health Sciences
Hull Public Health
Hull City Council

Public Health Sciences are part of Hull Public Health, now within Hull City Council (since 1st April 2013). As a number of documents on this website are historical, a brief history of the team(s) producing these documents is given below.

We are based at Brunswick House, Strand Close, Beverley Road, Hull. HU2 9DB.

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About Us

There are five members of the Public Health Sciences Team:

Jenny Walker is a Evidence Effectiveness and Knowledge Manager

email: jenny.walker2@hullcc.gov.uk
phone: 01482 616052
Click here for a brief biography

Tim Greene is an Epidemiologist / Statistician

email: tim.greene@hullcc.gov.uk
phone: 01482 616031
Click here for a brief biography

Mandy Porter is an Epidemiologist / Statistician

email: mandy.porter@hullcc.gov.uk
phone: 01482 616304
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Robert Sheikh-Iddenden (Iddy) is an Epidemiologist / Statistician

email: robert.iddenden@hullcc.gov.uk
phone: 01482 616305
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Des Cooper is an Epidemiologist / Public Health Analyst

email: des.cooper@hullcc.gov.uk
phone: 01482 616241
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Help and Support

Statistical Help is available giving information on epidemiology and statistical terms, and statistical methodology used within the various reports on the website.

Index List is available if you are looking for information on a specific topic. This gives a list of various topics and gives a list of documents that contain information on that topic.

Whilst specific epidemiologists within the team have produced specific reports and completed certain analyses, the workload tends to be spread out. This means that you do not have to contact a specific person for a specific query. However, if a colleague is more appropriate, your query will be passed on to them.

The epidemiologists/statisticians within Public Health Sciences can help with the following:

  • Give further information about Hull's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
  • Help understand the health and wellbeing needs of Hull's population in terms of the following:
    • Population
    • Age / gender
    • Deprivation (IMD)
    • Ethnicity
    • General physical and mental health status of population
    • Prevalence of risk factors (smoking, alcohol, obesity, diet, exercise, etc)
    • Prevalence of diseases
    • Hospital admission rates
    • Mortality and life expectancy
  • Questionnaire design and survey design and advice
  • Explanation of and help in using statistical terms like confidence intervals, standardisation, etc
  • Explanation of data including data presented in tables or plots/charts, etc
  • Predictive modelling / predicting future trends or needs or towards targets
  • Mapping, analyses and presentation of a wide range of segmentation tools (including ACORN and IMD), social marketing, inequality, etc to assist psychographic and socio-economic differentiation
  • Provide a critical friend to all those collecting and using health-related data and information

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History since 2002

Primary Care Trusts were first established in 2000.

In 2002, the Public Health Development Team worked across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trusts (Eastern Hull, West Hull, East Yorkshire, and Yorkshire Wolds and Coast).

In April 2006, the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire teams were split, and the epidemiologists / statisticians within the (larger) Public Health Development Team moved to Hull and became the Public Health Sciences team within the Hull's Public Health Directorate.

In October 2006, the four PCTs merged to become two PCTs: Hull (Teaching) PCT and East Riding of Yorkshire PCT, which were later known as NHS Hull and NHS East Riding of Yorkshire respectively.

Following changes to the NHS and public health as at April 2013, public health moved from the Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) within the NHS to local authorities, and PCTs have ceased to exist. The Public Health Sciences team moved to Brunswick House (local authority premises) in December 2012 in preparation for the formal move in April 2013. The Public Health Sciences team are now part of Public Health within Hull City Council. Most of the remaining (non public health) staff employed by Hull Primary Care Trust were transferred to NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or the North Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support Unit (NYHCSU).

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Jenny Walker brief biography

Jenny joined the Public Health Development Team in April 2004. Prior to this, she worked at the North Bank Forum, a voluntary sector organisation, establishing a health and social care website for Hull and East Riding. Previous roles included researcher/administrator at the University of Hull, researcher for Leigh Day Solicitors in London. She has a degree in Physiology & Pharmacology from Southampton University, a Master's degree in Health Services Research from Hull University and a Certificate in Health and Social Care Management from the Open University.

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Tim Greene brief biography

Tim has a background in Statistics and Demography, and has worked within a range of organisations including Central Government, the NHS, Local Government, and Universities. He specialises in statistical advice and consulting, information analysis and quantitative research methodologies.

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Mandy Porter brief biography

Mandy joined the Public Health Development Team in January 2005.  Prior to this, she worked in the Medical Statistics Unit at the University of Edinburgh.  She has a degree in Actuarial Science and a Master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Kent at Canterbury.  She has 40 peer-reviewed published articles.

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Robert Sheikh-Iddenden (Iddy) brief biography

Iddy joined the Public Health Science team in January 2007, having previously worked at three of the cancer registries in the north of England.  He has a degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Bradford, and a Masters degree in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Des Cooper brief biography

Des joined the Public Health Science team in July 2009 having previously worked within the public sector in Finance & Performance Management. He has a degree in Sociology from the University of Leicester, a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Services Management and a Masters degree in Health Sciences(Population Health) both from the University of York.

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