Teaching and Researching (Academic Public Health)
People working in academic public health are involved in teaching about, and doing research into, the whole range of public health areas. Roles include running Schools of Public Health, managing academic public health programmes, lecturing and research.
Indicative Roles and Responsibilities for academic public health
|Head, School of Public Health||Main responsibility is for leading the ongoing development and quality assurance of regional public health specialist training schemes. The Public Health School is a virtual entity made up of qualified specialist trainers and their trainees. The Head of the School is responsible for overseeing both the formal academic training done by trainees (e.g. reviewing the quality of trainees’ MPH programme) as well as working with trainers who provide mentoring and supervise trainees in their work placements.|
|Public Health Programme Lead||Main responsibility is for developing, managing and lecturing in public health within a public health department or, more often, a School of Health Care within a university. Besides developing course modules and individual lectures, supervising research students and undertaking research in his/her own area of interest, the programme lead also spends time contributing to department and school management and quality assurance discussions.|
|Research Fellow, Public Health||Main responsibilities are to work with the research board and department staff at a particular institution to develop and implement a rolling and flexible research agenda. Research fellows are often required to raise funds for research projects, oversee implementation of projects once grants are approved, and ensure that the research project delivers on its agreed outputs on time.|