Greg Hartwell is a specialist registrar with a great deal of expertise in working in a range of local and national policy settings. He is currently leading on his own research into evidence to inform policy and practice around local authority commissioning of stop smoking services.

Dalya Marks has a split post between LSHTM & Camden Primary Care Trust to work on integrating public health research and practice. Her research interests are grounded in public health and policy implications of the screening for, and prevention of coronary morbidity/mortality.

Fred Martineau was a Clinical Research Fellow working on local alcohol policy research and former SPHR@L team member. He has a paediatric background and has previously worked in the NHS for five years, as well as in Sierra Leone supporting government child health services as a Medical Coordinator for Welbodi Partnership.

Sarah Milton is a Research Fellow, currently working on an in depth qualitative study about welfare benefits, ageing and well-being in the UK. She also contributes to the SPHR research about the use and meaning of evidence outside of the health sector. She has a background in medical anthropology and sociology.

Lesley Mountford is a former Director of Public Health for London City and the Borough of Hackney. She has recently been appointed as an Honorary Fellow of LSHTM and research affiliate of SPHR@L, participating in various research activities.

Triantafyllos Pliakas was formerly a Research Fellow working on the analysis of retail alcohol data to evaluate the impact of local government alcohol policies. He has an interest in measuring and evaluating neighbourhood effects on health. Triantafyllos’ background is in public health nutrition and environmental epidemiology.

Ruth Ponsford was formerly a Research Fellow working within the health inequalities stream, currently focusing on an evaluation of a local community-based intervention as part of the Communities in Control (CiC) project. She has a background in Sociology and a particular interest in the use of visual and creative methods for data collection.

Nason Maani Hessari is a mixed-methods researcher with experience in the corporate determinants of health. He currently works on the ExILEnS project, an NIHR-funded study of the health impact of public health team involvement in alcohol licensing. He also leads on qualitative analyses of harmful product industry involvement in health policy.


Past members

We would like to thank all affiliate members who have contributed signifcantly to our research projects:

Daniel Grace, Judith Green, Vladimir S. Gordeev, Theo Lorenc, Michael McGrath, Gemma Phillips, Joanna Reynolds, Courtney Scott and Rebecca Steinbach.