Timothy Wilson is a public collaborator with the PHIRST LiLaC team and member of PHIRST LiLaC’s steering group. He is also a public advisor with the Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast. His aim is (i) to provide input for enhancing research in mental health, public health and health and social related issues.; (ii) advocate for social models of health, equity and upstream public health and (iii) tackle the causes of the causes, inequities and poverty and lack of investment in public services particularly around preventative public and social health. He has been involved in all stages of research and undertaken many roles with critical input. He is also experienced in communicating health issues and listening to people in the local community.
For many years Tim worked as a manual and physical therapist and researcher undertaking commissions around public health/mental health. He has also taught in Higher Education on numerous health topics and worked as a public health inspector.
Tim is currently a member of Revision 2012-present (mental health alliance, promoting a social model of mental health). His roles include facilitating a reading and discussion group, writing articles, editor of quarterly ‘revision news’ community networking and public speaking at conferences.