Professor Mike Kelly, Director of the Centre for Public Health Excellence
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
If people didn’t smoke, drank less, ate healthier diets and were more active, the huge burden of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes would be much reduced. The prospect of being able to nudge populations into changing their behaviour has generated great interest among policymakers worldwide, including the UK Cabinet Office.
In this Master Class Professor Mike Kelly explores what nudging is and assesses the prospect of nudging our way to a healthier population.
stage@leeds Conference Auditorium, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds
Location 31 on the campus map
3:00pm Registration with refreshments
3:30pm Welcome and introduction by Professor Ray Pawson
Presentation by Professor Mike Kelly
4:15pm Reflections from Professor Paul Johnstone and Professor Ray Pawson
Registration for this event is now closed.
Professor Mike Kelly is Director of the Centre of Public Health Excellence at NICE where he leads on the development of public health guidance. He is a public health practitioner, researcher and academic.
He originally graduated in Social Science from the University of York, holds a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Leicester, and undertook his PhD in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Dundee. Before joining NICE he was Director of Evidence and Guidance at the Health Development Agency. Professor Kelly has previously held academic posts at the Universities of Leicester, Dundee, Glasgow, Greenwich and Abertay. He is Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow in the General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Honorary Professor in the Department of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Honorary Professor in Community Based Medicine, in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, the University of Manchester, Visiting Professor in the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Honorary Professor of Public Health, University of Salford and Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Public Health, Primary Care and Food Policy in the School of Community and Health Sciences, City University, London. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Professor Kelly is a medical sociologist with research interests in evidence based approaches to health improvement, methodological problems in public health research, evidence synthesis, coronary heart disease prevention, chronic illness, disability, physical activity, health inequalities, social identity and community involvement in health promotion. From 2005-8 he was the co leader of the Measurement and Evidence Knowledge Network of the World Health Organisation’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.
He has published more than two hundred papers in medical, social scientific and public health journals and is author/ editor of seven books. In 2010 he was awarded the Alwyn Smith Prize of the Faculty of Public Health for his work on cardiovascular disease and alcohol misuse prevention.
Professor Paul Johnstone
Cluster Director of Public Health
Paul joins the cluster team from NHS Yorkshire & the Humber where he was the Director of Public health since 2002. Since joining the NHS in 1983, Paul has worked as a hospital doctor, GP and as a manager. He has worked in a number of developing countries with experience in refugee camps convincing him of a need for a managed approach to public health. In 1993 he trained in public health at Oxford and London, and worked for the Cochrane Collaboration and Oxford University as honorary senior lecturer. In 1999 Paul became Executive Director of Public Health and Medical Director in Teesside before moving to Yorkshire and Humber.
Ray Pawson is Professor of Social Research Methodology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. Publications include A Measure for Measures (Routledge 1989), Realistic Evaluation (Sage, 1997) and Evidence-Based Policy: A Realist Perspective (Sage 2006). He is best known for his writing on evaluation methodology, research synthesis and evidence based policy, work which has been supported over the years by three ESRC senior fellowships. He has acted as researcher and consultant on programme evaluation for various UK and European agencies. He is currently working on a project, funded by ESRC and hosted by NICE, on marshalling the appropriate evidence base to underpin public health legislation.