Healthy Lives team Our Healthy Lives team look at the factors that shape where we live, learn, work and play, the team influences decision makers to look beyond health care and think about the wider determinants of health

Our work

We aim to change the conversation to focus on health as an asset, rather than ill health as a burden – and to promote policies and encourage local action that improves opportunities for a healthy life in the UK.

Our people



Jo Bibby

Director of Health

Analysis, evidence and policy to create and value good health


David Finch

Assistant Director
Policy and Programmes Officer Healthy Lives

Heather Wilson

Programme and Policy Officer

Improving public health policy, systems and practice

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Gwen Nightingale

Assistant Director
Cara Leavey, Policy and Programme Officer

Cara Leavey

Policy and Programme Officer
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Louise Marshall

Senior public health fellow

Martina Kane

Policy and engagement manager
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Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

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