Matt was appointed Director of Public Health for Liverpool City Council in April 2020 and leads a team of 35 people covering a range of public health activities including the commissioning of public health services, health protection, health improvement, health care public health, embedding health in all policies approaches, and addressing the wider determinants of health.
Matt’s appointment is joint with the University of Liverpool, and as an Honorary Professor with the Department of Public Health and Policy he is creating opportunities to identify and develop evidence based policy interventions that can be embedded into local practice to innovatively improve health and reduce inequalities.
Matt was previously Director of Public Health for both Sefton and Knowsley separately, and Joint Director of Public Health for Knowsley and Sefton between February 2016 and August 2018.
Matt lives in Liverpool with his wife and 2 young children. He is passionate about bringing together the best minds in the region to improve health & wellbeing and reduce inequalities in the communities we serve, and working with, for and through communities to allow this to happen. His mission is to make the world a better place, starting with Liverpool.
Matt is a practice co-applicant with PHIRST LiLaC