Role: Partner Member – Local Authority - Public Health
Victoria has been in post as Director of Public Health at Leeds City Council since 1st March 2020. She previously held the role of Deputy Director of Public Health and Consultant in Public Health in Leeds since 2007. Victoria has worked in a range of public health roles in Leeds since 1998, following previous public health appointments in the West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber regions. Before training in public health, Victoria’s early career was in NHS leadership and management in the North West region.
Throughout her career, Victoria has had a strong commitment to addressing health inequalities and the social determinants of health, and their impact on physical and mental health. During her time in Leeds, she has established award-winning public mental health and community health development programmes, as well as leading work to ensure core public health services are shaped and informed by population needs. She has taught on several academic public health programmes, and maintains a strong involvement in workforce development, training and education in public health at a regional and national level.