Director of Public Health
Trudi is Director of Public Health, employed by Somerset County Council, with statutory responsibility for the improvement and protection of the health of local residents. Trudi is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians and registered under the UK Public Health Register. She has worked in public health within the NHS for 19 years. Since 2008, she has held a Consultant in Public Health post that was jointly appointed by the former Somerset Primary Care Trust and Somerset County Council, one of only a few of its kind nationally.
Trudi has gained a wide breadth of experience in health protection and the promotion of health and wellbeing, having a particular interest in the social issues that influence health such as housing, employment and educational attainment. She is a strong advocate for promoting health and wellbeing and tackling the issues of social injustice that lead to inequalities in health. During her time working within public health, Trudi has led a national programme of work to raise the profile of physical activity and its impact on mental health, culminating in the agreement and publication of a National Consensus Statement on Physical Activity and Mental Health.