Amanda has been a Director of Public Health for five years and previously worked across Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland as a consultant in public health. She has worked on reducing health inequalities using an assets approach for over twenty years and plays a key role in understanding both the health challenges and the positive aspects of health and wellbeing locally. Amanda works in collaboration with a range of partners to develop plans e.g., Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and has a pivotal part in communicating and co-ordinating key health messages and campaigns.
The key aspects of work over her career include teenage pregnancy, long term conditions, Health and Social Care integration and has a long standing commitment to reduce smoking levels.
Amanda took up the role of Director of Public Health in County Durham in May 2017 and is committed to improving and protecting the health of local residents. She is Chair of the Association of Directors of Public Health for the North East and involved in public health at a local, North East and national level. Amanda is the Senior Responsible Officer for the Prevention Board of the Integrated Care System, Cumbria and North East.