James Mapstone started his clinical career in emergency medicine before moving to public health.
He did his Public Health MSc at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and was a clinical lecturer in injury research. He has had a varied career, including being a director of public health, chief executive of a primary care trust (PCT), clinical director for acute care across the South of England and deputy regional director of public health in a strategic health authority and at Public Health England.
He has led on a number of programmes to reduce health inequalities, prevent injuries, cancer, cardiovascular disease and promote sustainability. He is a member of the national NHS Armed Forces Clinical Reference Group.
Regional Director, South of England
Regional directors ensure the quality, responsiveness and consistency of the services PHE centres provide.
They have an assurance role for emergency planning and response and are responsible for workforce development across the wider public health system.