Obesity: Tipping Back the Scales of the Nation
- 08:30 - 16:15
- The Studio, Manchester
From 2002 to 2016, Robin Ireland was Chief Executive of Heart of Mersey and its social enterprises, HM Partnerships and the European Healthy Stadia Network. Heart of Mersey was established in 2003 and is an internationally-recognised heart health charity based in Liverpool. The charity advocates for policies at local, national and international levels which enable healthier lifestyles.
Robin is now Director of Research for Food Active, a healthy weight campaign established by the North West Directors of Public Health in 2013, and is a Board member of Liverpool Food People, a Sustainable Food Cities initiative. Food Active specialises in local food policy such as the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight and campaigns such as Give Up Loving Pop. Food Active is also responsible for Food in Care, a food and nutrition resource developed in partnership with carers of Children Looked After.
Robin is on several national food policy groups, is a Board Member of the Children’s Health Fund and is also Director of Research for Healthy Stadia.
Robin gained his Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Liverpool in 2007. He was elected Member of the Faculty of Public Health through Distinction in 2015.