Director of Global Health

Professor Neil Squires

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Biography

Neil was appointed Deputy Director for Health Workforce for the north of England at PHE in 2014.

Career highlights:

  • Head of profession for health at the Department for International Development (DFiD)
  • long career working internationally including being based in Mozambique, Bangladesh and Malawi
  • worked across a number of countries in Africa and Asia as a regional adviser for DFID
  • spent 3 years working for the European Commission as a seconded national expert working on health workforce development

Director of Global Health

The Director of Global Health is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all of PHE’s international activity, ensuring that our international engagement aligns with the strategic priorities in our Global Health Strategy. This includes:

  • strengthening partnerships with other government departments and UK health agencies
  • supporting the capacity and capability of our scientific and professional staff to engage internationally
  • exposing them to challenges overseas which benefit partner countries as well as the population of the UK