Mark Dooris

Name: Mark Dooris
Country: United Kingdom
Degrees: PhD Healthy Settings; MA (Oxon) Human Sciences
Current job title: Professor in Health & Sustainability / Director, Healthy Settings Unit
Institution: University of Central Lancashire
Short autobiography:

I joined UCLan in 1995 to set up its Healthy University initiativeI and my team are engaged in research, evaluation, teaching, training, network development and programme delivery. We currently lead the UK Healthy Cities Network and the UK National Network of Healthy Universities and help co-ordinate the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health and Prisons. I have a background in health promotion, public health, community development, healthy cities and environmental and sustainable transport policy – and have worked in a range of roles within the health service, voluntary sector and local government. I have been a consultant to WHO Europe and a member of its Healthy Cities evaluation team. I have published widely and am a member of the Editorial Board for Critical Public Health. I was co-chair of the UK Health for All Network from 1992-1994 and chaired the International Union of Health Promotion and Education’s Global Working Group on Healthy Settings from 2007-2011.

Reason for joining: I convene and chair the UK Healthy Universities Network and am interested in exploring how this model of working links to and can provide a context for appearance research.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Implementation and Effectiveness of Healthy Universities as a ‘whole system’ approach to health and wellbeing in higher education
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: mtdooris@uclan.ac.uk
Link to institution: http://www.uclan.ac.uk ; http://www.uclan.ac.uk/hsu