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Jim McManus - Committee Member

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Jim McManus is National Director of Health and Wellbeing for Public Health Wales. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Fellow of the International Society of Science and Religion.

Jim is a Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol Division of Population Health Sciences. He is an Honorary Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Jim has extensive experience on public health advisory groups including involvement with SAGE during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2022 he was made a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa by the University of Hertfordshire and elected a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion for his work on health, psychology and faith.  He was presented with the President’s Medal from the Faculty of Public Health.  He has worked for over 30 years in public mental health, drug use, HIV and prevention.  He has degrees in Theology and Science and postgraduate qualifications in theology, public health, psychology and Leadership. He is currently studying for a doctorate in theology. 

In 2011 he was awarded the Good Samaritan Medal for Excellence in Healthcare by Pope Benedict XVI, the highest honour for healthcare the Vatican can award.

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