Health Promotion Jobs in East Sussex

We have been asked to circulate the following:

East Sussex County Council Public Health are advertising  for a Health Improvement Specialist (Sexual Health) and  a Health Improvement Specialist (Communities and Settings); both on one year contracts to cover for secondments.  Applications for secondment to these posts are welcome with line manager approval, and requests for f

Further details are attached, and to apply interested candidates need to go to the ESCC or NHS jobs website, using the links and references below:

 Health Improvement Specialist (Communities and Settings)

ESCC – ASC00324

NHS Jobs – J182-A-15-1277


Health Improvement Specialist (Sexual Health)

ESCC – ASC00325

NHS Jobs – J182-A-15-1278

Best wishes,

Tina Cook
Health Improvement Principal (Communities and Settings)

Public Health Directorate
East Sussex County Council
E1C County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
East Sussex, BN7 1UE

(01273) 335324

Please visit our East Sussex Joint Strategic Needs (JSNA) Website –

Health Improvement Specialist – Sexual health April 2015

 Health Improvement Specialist – Communities and Settings April 2015



Scholarship for International students studying Health Promotion

We are pleased to announce that the  School of Health Sciences have been in negotiation with a private donor to establish a scholarship which can fund a candidate to undertake a full time MA Health Promotion here at the University of Brighton. The scholarship will commence for the academic year 2015-16.

The donor’s aim is to provide an international postgraduate experience to health professionals from low and lower-middle income countries allowing them to further cultivate an area of specialism and then to return to their country of origin where they can make a tangible difference to their community. Thus the scholarship is intended to support applicants who are employed in roles where they will be able to influence health promotion practice and policy on their return. The application process includes obtaining formal agreement from employers endorsing a sabbatical leave of absence of 12 months.  (In exceptional cases, applicants whose influence is through non-paid roles, for example through voluntary agencies, may also be considered.)

The scholarship will support the course fees, travel costs, accommodation,  visa, subsistence and health insurance for 12 months, equivalent to a cost of £25,000. Further details of the scholarship are explained in the Scholarship Agreement attached. Applicants from eligible countries (see World Bank classification should complete the attached application form and submit by email to Closing date Monday 18th May at 17.00 hrs UK time.

Forward Bound Scholarship agreement (April 2015) Forward Bound Scholarship application form (April 2015)

Lauren presents at Brighton & Sussex University Food Network symposium


Recent masters graduate, Lauren Shukru presented the findings from her dissertation research to the recent Brighton & Sussex University Food Network Symposium see bsufn.

The title of her presentation was

“What do young people aged 16-18 in further education think about healthy eating, and what does this mean for health promotion?”

Her focus group research identified that the increase in autonomy that came with the transition from school to further education college was viewed with ambivalence, and there was a sense of nostalgia for the routine and regulation associated with school. Young people in further education colleges were experiencing stress and uncertainty and, although peer-pressure about food choices had reduced since school, the need to be part of a social group remained strong. Snacking and convenience were drivers of unhealthy eating behaviours, with a clear culture of ‘grab-and-go’ food that enabled students to eat with friends in the brief gaps between taught sessions.

Lauren is currently writing up her work  with support from Carol and Nigel and plans to submit for publication.


February 2015 Graduation

Feb 2014 Graduation

Feb 2015 Graduation

Congratulations to Feb 2014 graduates

Angela Whiteman (MA Health Promotion) , Anton Brusov (PG Dip International Health Promotion), Lauren Shukru (MA Health Promotion with Distinction) pictured here with Course Leader Carol Williams at the graduation ceremony at the Brighton Dome.

Congratulations also to Greg Cooper (MA Heath Promotion)