Policy and Practice
Public Services Improvement Consultancy
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Fiona Campbell
Director, Policy & Practice

Fiona Campbell

Dr Fiona Campbell specialises in health and public policy, and the role of local government in health. She was a founder Board member of the Centre for Public Scrutiny, a Commissioner on the board of the Healthcare Commission, is currently a member of the Independent NHS Reconfiguration Panel and the NICE public health selection panel and is Director of Policy and Practice. She was formerly Head of Scrutiny at the Greater London Authority and Co-ordinator of the Democratic Health Network. She has been a Non-Executive Director of a Primary Care Trust, a county councillor and a Director at the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Fiona has recently written, with Christine Heron, a resource on Health and Wellbeing Boards and their early development and a resource on the transfer of public health to local government for the Department of Health and the Local Government Association. Previous publications include The Social Determinants of Health and the Role of Local Government (editor and introduction), 20 ‘Must Knows’ for elected members on adult social care, health and ageing well, Scrutiny of Transforming Social Care and numerous other publications on health, social care and local government. She is currently working with a number of Health and Wellbeing Boards on developing their role and writing a summary and analysis for local government of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

She has an MA in languages and a Ph.D in the Philosophy of Mind from the University of Cambridge. Fiona's CV


Christine Heron

Senior Associate
Policy & Practice

Christine Heron

Christine Heron is a professional writer with a background in policy development and joint commissioning in adult social care and health. Most recently she has worked in health partnerships and governance; user, carer and patient involvement; supporting health scrutiny, and the public health role of local authorities.  Previously she worked in mental health, in commissioning adult social care services from the voluntary and private sectors, and as a lecturer on the DipSW.

Christine has a Degree in Philosophy, the Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW) and an MA in Writing.

Books include:

  • The Relaxation Therapy Manual, Speechmark 1995

  • Working with Carers, Jessica Kingsley 1998

  • Chapter in Beyond Social Work Boundaries  by Shardlow (Ed.) 2002.

Christine specialises in shaping complicated material into well-organised documents that are clear and understandable to a wide range of audiences – from professionals to the general public. Christine has written many resources for organisations including the LGA and CfPS with Fiona Campbell of Policy and Practice. Recent topics include guides to Health and Wellbeing Boards and to Public Health Transition. For a list of publications see Commissions.