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ENABLE UK Governance diagramENABLE-UK is led by Co-directors Ashley Adamson (Newcastle) and Frank Kee (Queen’s University Belfast), supported by three Deputy Directors, Ruth Jepson (Edinburgh), Simon Murphy (Cardiff) and Harry Rutter (Bath) and a Project Manager.

Overall coordination of the consortium is through a Strategic Management Group (SMG) who meet four times per year. SMG will be chaired by the Directors and include Deputy Directors; Work Package leads, a senior member of the Public Health team from each Local Authority site, and representation from Public and Community Involvement group. SMG is responsible for progress across all Consortium activities and will ensure conduct, robust monitoring and evaluation processes along with monitoring of progress on capacity building both in LAs and PhD students, knowledge translation and impact.

Work Package leads each convene a sub-group including collaborators and funded posts in Local Authorities, along with embedded research fellows. Cross-cutting sub-groups focus on translation and impact and public and community involvement (P&CI).

ENABLE-UK will be supported by an Advisory Board (AB) with cross-nation representation from practice, policy, others responsible for implementing change in local government, and senior academics with wide expertise.

Advisory Board Members

  • Professor Anita Kothari (Western University, Canada), co-chair
  • Professor Jane South (Leeds Beckett University), co-chair
  • Annette Boaz (Prof of Health Care Research, Kingston University)
  • David Buck (Senior Fellow at Kings Fund)
  • James Lewis (Prof and Academic Director of Y Lab, Cardiff University)
  • Stephen Osbourne (Chair of International Public Management Edinburgh University)
  • Mike Reed (Prof of Organisational Analysis, Cardiff University)
  • Nigel Riglar (President of ADEPT and Director of Community and Environment Services)
  • Vicky Ward (Reader at Management School, St Andrews University)
  • National consortium members from LGA (David Pye), COSLA (Mark McAlister), PHE (Rachel Clark), PHS (Garth Reid), PHW (Julie Bishop), PHA NI (Hugo van Woerden).

The AB will meet twice during year one and then annually, once at each of the five sites. AB has also agreed to contribute on an ad hoc basis as the work of the ENABLE-UK consortium develops.

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